Cyndi Lauper opening shelter for LGBT youth

Posted on 07 Apr 2010 at 10:49am
Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper

Singer/songwriter/icon Cyndi Lauper has announced plans to open a shelter for LGBT youth in New York city, according to PinkNews.

Lauper said the shelter will be for LGBT youth, ages 18-24 who have been disowned by their families because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

In a statement about the shelter, Lauper said: “”Kids are coming out in greater numbers as they see themselves accepted and represented on TV and in movies, but they’re still being kicked out of their homes or running away and living on the streets. We need to make sure we’re taking care of them.”

PinkNews says the shelter will have 30 rooms, a library, a computer room and communal space.

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