America, Cher wants you to snap out of it!
It's the first week of the general-election campaign, after virtual national conventions, and Joe Biden is back on the trail. For one of the first stops, the Democratic presidential nominee joined a private LGBTQ+ fundraiser, headlined virtually by Cher, that raised nearly $2 million according to reports.
“The guy is really an idiot," she said at one point during the broadcast according to AP News. She reportedly repeated the descriptor a few times during the night.
Pete Buttigieg, the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and the first out gay presidential candidate to win a state party caucus introduced the megastar performer saying that he was the "only thing between hundreds of prominent LGBTQ+ activists and Cher." He did not overstay his welcome.
Washington Blade reports that there were 500 attendees on the Zoom call.
Prior to the Moonstruck star, the fundraiser hosted Representative David Cicilline and Senator Tammy Baldwin, both out queer politicians. Biden also reaffirmed his commitment to signing the Equality Act during the event. If passed, the Equality Act would ban anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in a variety of sectors including employment, housing, and more. It is currently stalled in the Senate but Biden promises to make it a top priority of his first 100 days in office if elected.
“I said, sink or swim, I’m with him, I’m ridin’ with Biden," Cher said. "It sounds corny, but that’s what I said.”
But the celebrity endorsements aren't stopping there. Today, the cast of Netflix's Queer Eye will join Jill Biden for a "grassroots fundraiser" and conversation.