Singer Cyndi Lauper responded that she
lives among her people when asked how she got involved in the gay
“Did the gay community find you or
did you find the gay community?” Lauper
was asked on Huff Post Live.
“I'm friend and family,” Lauper
answered. “So, I have always been … I live among my people.
I've always liked the integrated life; I come from New York. My
sister is part of the community, and I have friends that are part of
the community. … And then one of my friends, she said, 'You should
be a gay icon.' So, then I did it, and then I realized that, you
know, I started to see discrepancies and things that weren't right.
And I didn't just want to shut my mouth, because I don't believe in
Lauper, 59, who is currently promoting
reality series Still So Unusual, is a leading advocate for
homeless LGBT teens. Her True Colors Residence in New York City is
the state's first permanent housing facility aimed at helping LGBT