Cher was the headline speaker at an
LGBT fundraiser on Monday for presidential candidate Joe Biden.
According to the Washington Blade,
500 people attended the virtual event and it raised $2 million for
the Biden campaign.
Cher was joined at the event by Rhode
Island Representative David Cicilline, Wisconsin Senator Tammy
Baldwin, and former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. The three
politicians are openly gay.
Cher said that she met Biden in 2006.
“He thinks he invited me but really I
invited myself [to his office]. I saw a speech Joe had given and it
was love at first speech,” Cher said. “Joe actually listened to
me and cared [about] what I had to say. He was honest and kind and
“I also know that the person, woman,
man, camera, TV in the White House is an idiot,” she said,
referring to President Donald Trump's boasting of passing a cognitive
Cher also criticized Trump's attacks on
the transgender community. Cher's son, the actor Chaz Bono, is
Biden reiterated his commitment to
passing the Equality Act, a federal LGBT protections bill that
stalled in the Senate after it cleared the House. Trump has signaled
his opposition to the bill.
“I'll make signing the Equality Act
one of the top priorities of my first 100 days,” Biden
said, adding that he would “build a nation where everybody,
everybody is finally not only created equal but treated equally as