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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.”
THIS NEW PHOTO WITH @cher WHEN SHE APPEARS ON JOE BIDEN’S & KAMALA HARRI’S LGBTQIA+ VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER IS SO SWEET AND AMAZING‼️ pic.twitter.com/0r9TjdR1j1— marysia ☆ (@cherschiquitita) August 31, 2020
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.
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This was the most gratifyingly story I ‘ve heard in awhile. Cher is a blessing to give
a message for ALL and raise funding to help a Good Candidate for U.S. President.
I like Cher and appreciate here having been an ally of the LGBTQ “community” for decades but where do the statements like “considered the gayest song of all time” come from? They seems completely arbitrary, unnecessary and pulled right out of the writers a**!!! I find it perplexing that gay publications have little to no reservation toward making statements that if made by any mainstream publication would be seen as highly offensive or reinforcing tired stereotypes about lgbtq!!! Who exactly are “the gays”??? According to an old HX article “they just love Lady GaGa”!!! Well if loving Lady Gaga is… Read more »
When cream rises to the top, we’re somehow left with these two floating turds to pick from to lead the country.
I really want to see a “Reject All Nominees” option on ALL ballots both locally as well as nationally.
REMEMBER WHEN HILLARY HAD BEYONCE DANCING WITH HER? HOW DID THAT WORK OUT? HAHAHAHA
I am SOOOO not into seeing a 70 something year old woman parade around in an outfit like that.
It doesn’t matter if Cher raises $50M for Biden because Trump is going to win since the Democrats are offering absolutely nothing as an alternative. Unless there’s a third party on my ballot in November, I’ll be staying home and being a nonvoter in this travesty of an election
you should vote.
Who are you going to vote for, Dave?
Justin Trudeau 😛
Why do non US citizens bitch about US politics when their countries are in far worse shape? I don’t give a hairy ratsass what goes on in other nations, clean your back yard before bitching about mine.
in way better shape you mean.
Do you watch the news dear?
Then you’re part of the problem, Tony. The alternative is another four years of Trump’s rampant destruction. It’s not about voting for Biden. It’s about voting against Trump, and as Biden’s the only option, we must do it. Get your ass out there and do something other than bitching about lack of options! These ARE the options right now.
And there in lies the problem as I’m voting against the racist who wrote the 1994 crime bill and has been in politics for almost 50 years but acts like this time he will make a difference and not just enrich himself and son…..
see how it works?
I didn’t know Trump had been in politics for 50 years? 😛
Tony, you are absolutely making the right decision… if u don’t like Trump, don’t vote for Biden just to spite Trump, just stay home on election day. That’s my advice to everybody. All I kno is, I love and want to KEEP my freedom and that’s why I support our President. Unfortunately, many ignorant people in this country have no idea what diabolical, dangerous plans the evil democratic party has for our nation
Trump IS evil!
Dave, ur clearly an uninformed liberal who was living on another planet the last 3 yrs while trump was lowering taxes, creating jobs securing the border from illegals, and a whole lot more. Educate urself, buddy
lowering the taxes for rich people yes, creating jobs where? unemployment is at his highest ever, securing border from illegals? what about the mothers/fathers who came here 18-20 years ago who got deported? of kids in cages? or people wanted to come for a better life? TRUMP IS EVIL! no empathy, anything about money, he has to go! He is a disaster and a disgrace for USA around the globe.
Cher’s only song in the top 50 gay anthem songs 2018 was If I Could Turn Back Time no.17. The number 1 gay anthem song was I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross.
I heard ChaChi (Scott Baio) had a concert for trump and raised $8.
$2 million in fundraising by Cher is worrisome on several fronts. That amount of money doesn’t go far in the current Presidential election and is far from “headline” qualification. If that’s all Cher raised, is her “reign” fading? Does she no longer command broad fan/LGTBQ whatever attraction? Or is the Biden/Harris ticket not a strong one? It’s following the playbook that cost Clinton the win in 2016: vague references to how things “should” be (no plans, no funding) and a singular message that “Trump is bad” (with no firm suggestions to what GOOD she would bring to USA voters).Making matters… Read more »
I don’t think reps got what they wanted in the last election either really, tRump is not a rep, he’s a fascist-thug-murderer, whos “reign is fading.” Who also, “has no plans, no funding”, “making-out for just him and his family” whereas he’s concerned; the rest of the country (common wealth) can just go straight to hell and fuck our military.