Cyndi Lauper Is Angry At Senators

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Besides being one of the more talented stars in the history of pop music, Cyndi Lauper has also done a lot for the LGBTQ community over the years. She is still very much involved and her True Colors Fund was one of the organizations behind the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (S.A. 290).

An Act that the United States Senate failed to pass this week.

The act included:

“…a non-discrimination clause that would help ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experiencing homelessness not only have access to critical services, but that those services are safe, welcoming, and tailored to meet their unique needs.”

The advocates of the act have repeatedly said that this is a very important clause since LGBT youths make up more than 40% of homeless youth in the US, despite the fact they make up only 7% of the general youth population.

The Senate voted 56-43 in favor of the act, which was still not enough since 60 ‘yes’ votes were needed for the act to pass. Cyndi came forward after she received the news, saying:

“Unfortunately, 43 senators put the objections of conservative religious groups ahead of the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable youth. “

She added:

“Today, 43 senators added their names to the group of people who think that it is acceptable to throw away the up to 40% of homeless youth who identify as LGBT.”

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