Cyndi Lauper to Perform at Gay Games Closing

Wed. May 24, 2006 12:00 AM

Chicago, IL - Cyndi Lauper will perform at the Gay Games VII Closing Ceremony on Saturday, 22 July 2006 at historic Wrigley Field, the home of baseball’s Chicago Cubs. Tickets are $50 to $90 and are on sale at

"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 & 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 & 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!"

Gay Games VII takes place from 15-22 July 2006 with events throughout Chicago and its surrounding metro area including Oak Park, Evanston and Crystal Lake. The closing ceremony is Saturday, 22 July 2006, at Wrigley Field, home to baseball’s legendary Chicago Cubs. The opening ceremony is Saturday, 15 July 2006, at Soldier Field.