Arts & Entertainment

Why Cyndi Lauper won’t boycott North Carolina over antigay laws

Cyndi Lauper Derek de Koff

Last week, Bruce Springsteen made headlines by refusing to play in North Carolina until their new anti-LGBTQ laws are scrapped. Bryan Adams followed suit, cancelling his April 14th show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

One artist going against the grain is Cyndi Lauper, who would happily perform in the state.

Related: Cyndi Lauper’s true colors: A New York for marriage equality

“I would play in North Carolina,” she tells TMZ. “I think that people would need us there. Wherever there’s a shut out, wherever people don’t accept other people, the other people need you.

Lauper has been a longtime crusader for LGBTQ rights. Each year, her True Colors Fund raises money to aid homeless LGBTQ youth.

This Story Filed Under