Proceeds from Erasure's new version of
A Little Respect will benefit two LGBT non-profits.
The single A Little Respect – HMI
Redux released on Tuesday benefits The Hetrick-Martin Institute
and Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute founded
New York City's Harvey Milk High School in 1985. Named after slain
San Francisco city supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk,
the school serves gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens.
The organization provides a safe and
supportive environment for all young people regardless of their
sexual orientation or gender identity.
Lauper's charity has raised over
$200,000 over the past 2 years for gay rights groups such as the
Human Rights Campaign
the support group for parents and friends of gay men and lesbians.
A Little Respect – HMI Redux
features chorus students from the Harvey Milk School.
In the video for the track, out Erasure
frontman Andy Bell is seen in various New York City locations and
mixing it up with HMI teens, plus cameos by Michael Musto and Bebe
Zahara Benet. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
Little Respect – HMI Redux
is available for download at Apple's iTunes.