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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cyndi Lauper Tells It Like It Is

posted by on August 5 at 15:03 PM

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Thank you, Towleroad, for directing me to this interview of Cyndi Lauper in the London Times.

On her disgust with Dubya and love for gays:

This community for me is my beloved community. I have been running with this community all my life, and when I hear people like George Bush talk about the gay community being anti-American it makes my blood boil. The guy who saved the White House, one of the heroes who crashed that plane on 9/11, was gay Ė the rugby player Mark Bingham, who died on United 93. And does Bush ever mention that? That gay guy saved his lousy ass. And this guy who says he prays to God, this guy who promotes hate and fear, this guy we call our President…This guy is the true anti-American.

And on her insurmountable heterosexuality:

My sister was gay, my best friends were gay, so I figured I had to be gay. So I did everything they did. I tried kissing girls. But it didnít feel right for me and eventually I was forced to come out as a heterosexual.

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1

see, heterosexuals aren't ALL bad!

Posted by max solomon | August 5, 2008 3:23 PM
2

I see her true colors shining through, time after time!

Posted by Mr. X | August 5, 2008 3:32 PM
3

Mr. X, you're a moron.

Posted by Oh Please | August 5, 2008 3:42 PM
4

Cyndi Lauper is the new Natalie Merchant.

Posted by Gnarls Mudede | August 5, 2008 3:45 PM
5

Aww, that's adorable. =)

Posted by wench | August 5, 2008 3:54 PM
6

AND that girl can sing! her multi-octave range has only ripened with age.
we need more cyndi lauper.

Posted by damn girl | August 5, 2008 4:12 PM
7

Cyndi is so underrated.

Posted by lostboy | August 5, 2008 4:13 PM
8

@3

Sorry, I meant to put a (groan) after that post.

I like Cyndi.

Posted by Mr. X | August 5, 2008 4:25 PM
9

Does an alarm go off in the offices of Seattles only gay paper whenever a celebrity(F list none the less) mentions the word gay?

Posted by Bud Dickman | August 5, 2008 5:15 PM
10

Bud Dickman @9, I think you meant "F list no less."  And speaking of F...

Posted by lostboy | August 5, 2008 5:35 PM
11

bud dickman, you, sir, are a dipshit. whether you like her music or not cindi lauper is sorta the johnny cash of pop music. widely respected, genuinely talented, pretty much guaranteed to be a massive retro hit machine. and now she has demonstrated a clear intelligence as well...

Posted by douglas | August 5, 2008 5:38 PM
12

Bush's lousy ass was nowhere near the White House on Sept. 11th, just sayin'

Posted by nightlifejitters | August 5, 2008 6:02 PM
13

Squishy boob.

Posted by Sirkowski | August 6, 2008 8:48 AM
14

I'd tap that

Posted by freshnycman | August 6, 2008 9:27 AM

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