During the month of August, One Meaning was proud to highlight The True Colors Fund co-founded by Cyndi Lauper to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness, and to inspire everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all.
A message from Cyndi Lauper on The True Colors Fund -
We founded the True Colors Fund, to lend a helping hand in encouraging my straight peers to get informed and give a damn about equality for the LGBT community. While great strides have been made in recent years, when people can still be fired in over half the states because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender… when couples cannot get married simply because they love someone of the same gender… when young people are so bullied and tormented that they feel their only way out of that hell is to end their lives… it’s clear we still have a long, long way to go before we achieve full equality and acceptance in this country.
In particular, we need to help young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Kids who are coming to terms with their sexual orientation or gender identity are often told by their families, peers, and other influential people in their lives that who they are is somehow shameful or unacceptable. They are often rejected and thrown out of their own homes.
Everyone—whether straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender—should be allowed to show their true colors, and be accepted and loved for who they are. Every American should be guaranteed equal treatment, at school, at work, in their relationships, in service of their country…and in every part of their lives. It’s time for us all to join together and say enough is enough. I hope you will stand with us as we continue to move our work forward.
Thank you for joining One Meaning in supporting this incredible foundation and let's shine a light on the good that they're doing. We'll be donating pieces from our collection to help support the True Colors Fund live auction at their next fundraising event. Together, we can change the world!