Most politicians are fairly spineless; they'd rather blow off the unique concerns of their gay, lesbian, and transgender constituencies than risk alienating their silent-majority bases. So it's left to artists, actors, and pop stars to fill that vacuum. Now in its second year, the True Colors Tour aims to increase awareness about GLBT issues, further the quest for equality regardless of sexual orientation, and entertain you. The festival is the brainchild of spunky '80s siren Cyndi Lauper, who's brought along a who's-who of out-and-proud performers and comrades-in-solidarity: The lineup includes comedian Rosie O'Donnell, New Wave survivors the B-52s, synth-pop twins Tegan & Sara, The Clicks, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Carson Kressley. Sounds like a great way to while away a hot summer's day—not to mention support a cause that's been lost amidst all the recent election-year bickering.
Mon., June 9, 6:30 p.m., 2008