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“So ask yourself, do you believe in life after Trump?”
Cher herself asked her fans this question—referencing her iconic hit song Believe (1998)—during the virtual LGBTQ fundraiser she headlined for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday evening, August 31, The Washington Blade reports (Believe is beloved by the LGBT community and is considered the ‘gayest’ song of all time).
Do you believe in life after Trump? pic.twitter.com/azZ1qZCqFW— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 22, 2020
The fundraiser was held through Zoom because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
According to news reports, Cher raised a whopping $2 million for the campaign in just a matter of 30 minutes. Newnownext said that tickets started at $500 and that “some 500 people joined the Zoom call.”
During the event, Cher related that she had known Joe Biden since 2006 when she invited herself to the latter’s office: “He thinks he invited me but really I invited myself. I saw a speech Joe had given and it was love at first speech.”
She added, “So I went to his office to grill him and I asked him really pointed questions and unlike most politicians, Joe actually listened to me and cared [about] what I had to say. He was honest and kind and smart.”
Cher was joined by Pete Buttigieg who made history in 2019 by becoming the first openly gay major presidential candidate. Other guests who attended the virtual LGBTQ fundraiser for Biden included Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), said to be the “most senior openly gay member of Congresss” and lesbian Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.).
Cher is considered as one of the greatest female gay icons of all time.