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Lady Kier is a social, environmental, and human rights activist.

She is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights and is a straight ally.[49] As such, she has been invited to be a host, performer, master of ceremonies, and disc jockey at pride parades.[50]

She is staunchly pro-choice rights and is a women's rights advocate, was featured in TV informercial promoting pro-abortion rights political action "The Most Exciting Women in Music" alongside Corina, Juliet Cuming, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), MC Lyte, Kate Pierson (The B-52's), Crystal Waters, Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club) in 1991.[51][52][53]

In 1991, Lady Miss Kier was an award presenter at the Reebok Human Rights Awards.[54]

She is a supporter of the environmental movement.[30] The 1992 Deee-Lite album "Infinity Within" was the first CD released using eco-pak packaging, cutting the amount of plastic used by half.[55][56] On that album, she called attention to the issue of ozone depletion with her song "I Had a Dream I Was Falling Through a Hole in the Ozone Layer".[57] Vogue Magazine has highlighted her "interest in supporting environmental causes".

She supports the anti-war movement and in 2010, she released a version of the P-Funk track "Bullet Proof" with Ray Mang with lyrics calling attention to the perils of war and denouncing global militarization after the song was featured in 2005 during her world tour.[58]

She supports the get out the vote movement. Her music video for the song "Vote Baby Vote", which she wrote "to get people interested in voting so they could vote George Bush out",[59] was featured for MTV's "Rock The Vote" in 1992 and was highlighted by Rolling Stone as one of the top "ten major moments in rock the vote history".[60]

During the 2016 United States presidential election, she voted for Green Party candidate Jill Stein[61] but was an outspoken and enthusiastic supporter of Bernie Sanders. She hosted an art exhibit at Hole Gallery in New York City and a fundraiser called "Bernin' Up NYC" to rally Bernie Sanders supporters.[62]