Cyndi Lauper has
joined the honorary board of the Matthew Shepard
Foundation and will educate and motivate her fans about the
foundation's message of understanding and tolerance
during her winter 2005 tour with Sandra Bernhard.
"Judy Shepard is an extraordinary human being who has
used her and her son Matt's story to make true change in
this country," said Lauper in a statement. "I am truly
honored to join with the Matthew Shepard Foundation,
not only as a member of its honorary board but in
spreading the message of love, understanding, and
acceptance. If we all stand together for what is fair and
just, love will win out over hate." Attendees of
Lauper's upcoming concerts will receive a purple
Matthew Shepard Foundation "Erase Hate" wristband.