With her iconic style and impeccable musicianship, Cyndi Lauper may seem timeless. But the pop diva and all-around humanitarian (not to mention HuffPost blogger) turns 59 years old today (June 22).
The Queens-born Lauper will be celebrating by serving as a grand marshal in the New York City LGBT Pride March, scheduled for June 24. "I look forward to marching down 5th Avenue arm and arm with my brothers and sisters in the LGBT community as we let the world know that we will not rest until equality for all becomes a reality," she said in a press release.
Lauper -- whose sister Ellen is a lesbian -- opened the True Colors Residence in Harlem, the first permanent housing facility in New York state specifically for LGBT youth between the ages of 18 to 24, last fall. She also started the Give a Damn Campaign as part of an effort to educate heterosexual people about the issue.
"As a mother, I could never imagine throwing my kid away for any reason, let alone over something like their sexual orientation or gender identity," she wrote in an exclusive blog for HuffPost Gay Voices. "It would be like ripping out a piece of my very own soul."
In honor of Cyndi's birthday, take a look back at some of her greatest musical moments below:
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