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Barbra Streisand, Cher To Rally With Gay Fans For Hillary Clinton

Both divas will headline Clinton campaign events in the next few weeks.
Barbra Streisand (center) has been outspoken in her support of Hillary Clinton. 
Barbra Streisand (center) has been outspoken in her support of Hillary Clinton. 

Two of Hollywood’s most legendary divas are calling members of their gay fanbases to unite in support of Hillary Clinton

Barbra Streisand will perform at a Sept. 9 LGBT campaign fundraiser for Clinton in New York, Buzzfeed reported Tuesday. The 74-year-old Babs, who’s currently touring the U.S. in support of her forthcoming album, “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” is slated to croon for the Democratic presidential nominee and her supporters at an LGBT for Hillary event at Cipriani Wall Street. 

Meanwhile, Clinton has also been endorsed by none other than Cher. The singer-actress, who celebrated her 70th birthday in May, will headline an Aug. 21 fundraiser in Provincetown, Massachusetts ― Cape Cod’s premier LGBT resort town, the Cape Cod Times reported Aug. 2. 

Both Streisand and Cher have been outspoken in their support of Clinton for quite some time. At the Aug. 2 opening of her “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!” tour in Los Angeles, Streisand repeatedly bashed Republican nominee Donald Trump before a stirring performance of one of her signature tunes, “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

Noting that she’d already performed “Happy Days” for three sitting presidents (John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Bill Clinton), Streisand vowed to sing the song once more for “the next President Clinton,” Entertainment Weekly reported

Similarly, Cher has always been one to speak her mind when it comes to political affairs, and has praised Clinton numerous times on Twitter. 

Like Streisand, Cher also didn’t mince words when it comes to Trump.  

Of course, the experience of cheering Clinton on alongside your favorite stars doesn’t come cheap. Tickets for the Streisand-headlined gala start at $1,200 and top out at $250,000, while the tickets that remain for Cher’s event start at $2,700. Even so, this is history in the making, folks.  

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