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Cher plans fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Miami Beach



Cher will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Miami Beach Aug. 19.

Clinton is not expected to attend the event which has a minimum donation of $250.

"I think Cher is a universal gay icon," said Tony Lima, executive director of the gay rights group SAVE Dade. "She is loved by many generations of LGBT folks. She is a strong woman and very in tune with the mantra of the gay community and being an individual and having a loud voice and being strong."

Cher's son Chaz Bono is transgender.

Clinton is a supporter of gay rights and announced her support for same-sex marriage in 2013 two years before she launched her current bid for president.

Politico reported about the Cher fundraiser earlier today.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:03am]


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