In honor of LGBT History Month, we were lucky enough to have the chance to speak to the one and only Cyndi Lauper. The iconic singer, songwriter, producer, actress, and activist sat down with us to chat about her upcoming projects, how she feels about activism in a new wave of uprisings for racial justice, and her experiences supporting queer and trans communities from the 80s and 90s to today.
Cyndi Lauper has been a queer icon for the duration of her over 40 year-long career. Since 1983, Lauper has released eleven studio albums, participated in numerous other projects, including writing the score for the Tony award winning musical Kinky Boots, and has sold over 50 million records worldwide, Lauper has also been a tireless advocate for LGBTQ rights for over four decades and co-founded the True Colors United organization to bring awareness to the LGBTQ youth homelessness crisis.
First up, Cyndi told us about her desire for a bejeweled face mask as a COVID precaution, and about her process of working remotely with Tracy Young to produce a new remix of her song “Hope”:
When asked about what gives her hope for the future, Cyndi told us:
When we asked her what she’s doing to celebrate National Coming Out Day this year, she said:
Cyndi also covered some of her time as an activist and the reasons why she wrote the iconic single “True Colors.” Listen to the interview here to find out what Cyndi plans on doing once the pandemic is over, what the oddest TV show on her Netflix queue is, and what a Cyndi Lauper perfume would smell like.