Received High Note Global Prize From United Nations Human Rights During Concert Honoring Her Longtime Advocacy
December 11 - Last night Cyndi Lauper – the Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning icon and advocate – hosted her 9th annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit concert, presented by Marriott International and AEG. The concert took place in LA for the first time and featured an array of stars, taking the stage with Cyndi and her band over the course of a nearly 3-hour bash. 100% of the proceeds of the concert go to programs supported by True Colors United, which Cyndi co-founded over ten years ago to help end homelessness among LBGTQ youth.
PHOTOS FROM THE EVENING ARE HERE: https://bit.ly/2qH4Olg
The show’s lineup included Kesha, Marilyn Manson, Billy Porter, Belinda Carlisle, Charlie Musselwhite, Henry Rollins, Offspring frontman Dexter Holland, Perry Farrellwith Etty Lau Farrell, Justin Tranter, Emily Estefan, Shawn Wasabi, Carol Leifer and Lily Tomlin, Gina Yashere, Margaret Cho, King Princess, K.Flay and Greyson Chance. It was hosted by Carson Kressley
During the show, Cyndi was also awarded the first ever United Nations Human RightsHigh Note Global Prize, honoring and celebrating major recording artists for outstanding achievement in using their music and celebrity platform to advocate for social justice worldwide. The award was presented to her by Kesha.
Cyndi’s peers have rallied around her in support of Home for the Holidays, with several marquee musicians - Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Dua Lipa, Kacey Musgraves, RuPaul and Tegan and Sara, to name a few - donating items and experiences to support the concert’s corresponding charitable auction, which is now live online: https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/truecolorsunited
100% of the net proceeds from the concert support True Colors United’s programs to prevent and end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. In America, up to 40% of the 4.2 million youth experiencing homelessness in America are LGBTQ and, according to a recent study from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, LGBTQ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ youth.
Home For The Holidays has previously been held at The Beacon Theatre in NYC, and has featured over 80 performers, including P!NK, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Billy Corgan, 50 Cent, Natalie Merchant, St. Vincent, Jason Mraz, Wanda Sykes, Susan Sarandon, Aloe Blacc, Boy George, Sarah McLachlan, Salt-N-Pepa, A$AP Rocky, The Hives, Amanda Palmer, Sharon Osbourne, Mariska Hargitay, Bebe Rexha, Tegan and Sara, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Home for the Holidays is honored to have Marriott International return as Presenting Sponsor for the second year in a row and to welcome AEG as a first time Presenting Sponsor. Both companies have been long-time National Corporate Partners of True Colors United in the effort to prevent and end LGBTQ youth homelessness. In addition, this year's sponsors include: Diamond Sponsors American Airlines and Van Gogh Vodka; Platinum Sponsor AT&T and Manic Panic; Gold Sponsor NCompass; Silver Sponsors FX, ICM Partners, imre, Netflix, Stifel, and Toyota of Hollywood, an LAcarGUY Dealership; Bronze Sponsors Artist Group International, City National Bank, David Geffen Foundation, Donenfeld Management, MAC Cosmetics, and So What Management.
For more information please visit: http://www.truecolorsunited.org/homefortheholidays