RALEIGH (CelebrityAccess) – Cindy Lauper did not cancel her concert in North Carolina as many musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Bryan Adams have. Her answer to HB2, House Bill 2, what is viewed as transgender discrimination laws was to take her time in the state to visit the LGBT Center of Raleigh on Saturday and listen to young people and their struggle.
Since the state passed its new laws making all transgender people in North Carolina lives to be even more difficult. The infamous bathroom birther law states that all people will use the bathroom that coincides with the sex on his or her birth certificate and not the sex they identify as.
Lauper, having a transgender relative, is hoping HB2 could be a signal of hope for transgender youth living in the state.
"You gotta understand what the issues are, and this law, even as the kids told me. They sat down and told me all this stuff, and I sat there and I’m thinking, you know, they're pretty remarkable," said Lauper.
The funky female rocker also quoted her famous song, asking the youth to show their "True Colors."