Cyndi Lauper has won the Emmy, the Tony and two Grammy Awards — and done it in her own style. Now the performer, long an advocate for LGBT rights and a spokesperson for tolerance, wants another big win. She wants Hillary Clinton to win the White House. In an op-ed for CNN, the mercurial star reveals that the first vote she ever cast was for Shirley Chisholm 44 years ago.
The opportunity to vote for a woman president now is one Lauper welcomes, especially since it was a long time coming. But Lauper is clear it’s not solely Clinton’s being a woman that draws her. Lauper eloquently outlines — in a single paragraph — what the 2016 election is about. And she thinks Clinton is best prepared to meet the challenges. Here’s Lauper’s strong paragraph:
“What does this election boil down to? I think it boils down to America. It’s about people living in poverty. It’s about Black Lives Matter. It’s about immigrant families being treated like human beings. I think it’s about tolerance for all people of all religions, even those who do not believe. It’s about LGBT people being able to be who they are and thrive. It’s about women’s equality, dignity and respect. And, I think it’s about our Earth’s future.”