True Rainbow Colors Shining Through

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cyndi_lauper.jpgMTV and the gay TV network Logo are sponsoring a concert tour to drum up support for gay rights. After all, you’ve been drumming along to gay bands’ tunes for years. Think Erasure (“Sexuality”!), the Indigo Girls, and Rufus Wainwright. These groups will perform, but the tour’s headliner is long-time friend-of-the-gays Cyndi Lauper, whose song “True Colors” gives the tour its fitting name. The 15-city tour kicks off in Las Vegas on June 8 and ends in Los Angeles on June 30. (June is Gay Pride month.) Other performers include gay icons Debby Harry and Margaret Cho and lesbian favorite The Gossip. She bop, I bop, you bop!

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