VIDEO FEATURES WHOOPI GOLDBERG, PIPER PERABO AND BRAD GORESKI
The Give a Damn Campaign, a project of Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, releases its latest video which highlights that, in more than half the states in this country, a person can be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Whoopi Goldberg, Piper Perabo and Brad Goreski take part in this newest video in the campaign's ongoing monthly series.
Despite the strides that have been made in this country to try to ensure equal opportunities, equal treatment and equal pay for all, “all” doesn’t necessarily somebody who is gay or transgender. Only 21 states and the District of Columbia prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Of those, only 12 also protect employees from discrimination based on gender identity.
"Every day, people go to work afraid that they will lose their jobs because they are gay or transgender," said Gregory Lewis, Executive Director of the True Colors Fund. "This is unacceptable in any country, but especially in the United States of America. No one should ever have to face this fear. It is time for things to change. We urge everyone to share this video, especially with the straight people in their lives, to help educate them about this issue and encourage them to get involved in ending this form of discrimination."
ABOUT THE GIVE A DAMN CAMPAIGN
The Give a Damn Campaign, a project of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund, is a bold, web-based initiative with the goal of educating and engaging the straight community in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. The call-to-action campaign kicked off in April with the release of its first series of videos featuring Cyndi Lauper, Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Mraz, Cynthia Nixon, Anna Paquin, Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, Judith Light, Piper Perabo, Kim Kardashian, Clay Aiken, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Eric Roberts, and Kevin Alejandro. To learn more about the Give a Damn Campaign please visit: www.wegiveadamn.org