Cyndi Lauper posted video of her walking to the White House with Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese to meet President Barack Obama and hear him talk about the signing of the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Violent hate crimes against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will now be recognized and prosecuted by the Federal government. “It would have happened a year ago or two, but it’s happening now,” Lauper said, referencing the previous president vowing to veto the legislation if it came to his desk. Watch the clip via YouTube below.