Singer Cyndi Lauper is set to perform at the Gay Games VII Closing Ceremony on Saturday, 22 July 2006 at historic Wrigley Field, the home of baseball’s Chicago Cubs.

“I feel like this is becoming sort of a tradition for me since I performed last time the Gay Games were in the States, in New York City in 1994,” said Lauper. “I am thrilled to be a part of the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago.”

Lauper joins a slate of more than 60 music, television, arts, culture and sports legends from around the world performing in the 2006 Gay Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies.

“I have always felt that much of Cyndi Lauper’s music is a personal anthem of love and support for the world’s lesbian and gay community,” said Greg McNitt, Gay Games Ceremony Committee Co-Chair. “Whether in her music or through her support of organizations like PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) or the Matthew Shepard Foundation, her work is so moving in part because it obviously represents her own true colors; her belief that everyone is beautiful, “like a rainbow.” Her appearance at Wrigley Field is going to bring the house down!”

At age 52 Cyndi Lauper has embarked on a new career, morphing into something new: Cyndi Lauper, Broadway Star. She is currently appearing to rave reviews alongside Alan Cummings and Ana Gasteyer in the New York revival of The Threepenny Opera.

Gay Games VII takes place from 15th to the 22nd of July 2006 with events throughout Chicago and its surrounding metro area.

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