22 June 2021

22 June 2021 - Cyndi Lauper - True Colors

You know, we've gone this whole month and we haven't even acknowledged Pride Month.

This song, originally pitched to Anne Murray, was written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg about Kelly's mother.  When Cyndi Lauper got a hold of the song, it became something so much bigger - a song of empowerment and encouragement. 

It was also become an anthem of LGBTQ pride.  In fact, the song resonated with Lauper specifically because she had recently lost a good friend to AIDS - a good friend who had been ejected from his home at age 12 for the crime of being gay.  One of the great things that Lauper has done is founded the charity now known as True Colors United, a group dedicated to the unique problems of LGBTQ youth homelessness.  

She is a great person, and this is a great song.

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