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Cyndi Lauper on "Celebrity Apprentice" to support her LGBT charity

NEW YORK -- Girls just want to have fun. Cyndi Lauper is doing just that while starring on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

The 56-year-old Grammy-winning singer is starring on the show to raise money for her LGBT charity, True Colors Fund of Stonewall Community Foundation.

Lauper kicked off last night’s episode by serving as project manager for her all-women’s team. Although Lauper’s team lost the weekly challenge to the men’s team, Lauper was not “fired” by host Donald Trump. The money earned by the women’s team was forfeited to the winning team and $100,000 was awarded toward diabetes research.

“As a longtime and outspoken advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, I felt the need to do something bold to bring everyone together to celebrate the LGBT community,” Lauper wrote on the foundation’s Web site.

Lauper’s charity along with the True Colors Tour has raised more than $200,000 over the last two years for groups such as the Human Rights Campaign, CenterLink and PFLAG, a support group for parents and friends of gays and lesbians.

Donations can be made to the True Colors Fund charity by visiting truecolorsfund.org and clicking the “Donate” button.

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