Cyndi Lauper: '˜If we're not all equal, nobody is.'

EDINBURGH bound singer Cyndi Lauper has spoken about how important it is to continue to fight for civil rights, saying: 'If we are not all equal, nobody is.'
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The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun singer, who co-founded a fund that works to end homelessness among LGBT youth, said it is important to see light.

She said: “When we had Kinky Boots on in Chicago, people were on the steps of the White House protesting for civil rights. I grew up in the civil rights era, I don’t think it ever goes out of style. I think if we are not all equal, nobody is. They always turn it on you or me or somebody else, and then you’re in trouble.”

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Referring to the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel in which fertile women are stripped of their rights, ritualistically raped and forced to bear children, she said: “Look at The Handmaid’s Tale, I can’t even watch that, I get so upset.”

Lauper, the first solo female composer ever to win a Tony award for Kinky Boots, will play Edinburgh in December.

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