Cyndi Lauper will receive first award of its kind from the UN for LGBT activism


Cyndi Lauper will be the first ever recipient of the United Nations High Note Global Prize award, recognizing her great commitment in tackling the problem of homelessness among young LGBT people. The award was created by the UN to reward artists who use their music and platform to champion social justice issues. Lauper began her charity True Colors United in 2008 to prevent and end homelessness among LGBT+ youth, who are more than twice as likely to stay homeless as their heterosexual and cisgender peers. The award will be presented to Lauper by Kesha at the annual ‘Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays‘ benefit concert on Human Rights Day tomorrow (December 10). The concert donates all net profits to True Colors United, and will this year feature an array of artists including King Princess, Billy Porter, Kesha, Lily Tomlin and Marylin Manson.


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