Star-packed is right! Boy George, Judy Gold, Sharon Osbourne, Richie Sambora, Valerie Simpson, Carson Kressley and MANY more will join the 5th annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit concert! Cyndi Lauper, co-founder of the True Colors Fund says,
“For the fifth year, ‘Home for the Holidays’ will feature an incredible night of performances in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth experiencing homelessness. I’m so grateful for the artists who will donate their time and talents this December in support of a cause that we can’t ignore. This concert will enable the True Colors Fund to continue our work to create a world in which all kids can be their true selves. I can’t wait.”
It’s a sad fact that in this country, nearly 40% of the 1.6 million homeless youth identify as LGBT, yet only 7% of the general youth population is LGBT. The biggest reason for this is family rejection because the young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors Fund work to end homelessness among LGBT youth. They are focused on advocating within the government, doing research, working with LGBT young people, and organizing communities to develop solutions end LGBT youth homelessness.
On Saturday, December 5th, New York City’s historic Beacon Theatre will be rocking to raise money and awareness for LGBT youth homelessness. Cyndi will be joined on stage this year by the artists above plus, Cam, Ledisi, Keb’ Mo’, Jordan Pundik, Orianthi, Anne Steele, Joey Taranto, Justin Tranter and Kurt Vile and even more artists will join in the days to come.
ENTER TO WIN: And here’s a special deal for Cyndi lovers, LGBT supporters and Wow Report readers! By donating just $10 (or more) to the True Colors Fund you’ll get the chance to be Cyndi’s VIP guest at the concert! The winner will step on stage to introduce her before she performs to a crowd of nearly 3,000 AND you’ll win two VIP tickets to Cyndi’s Tony Award Winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots. Plus, your flight and hotel for you and a friend are covered too! There are lots of bonus rewards like autographed sheet music for Time After Time or a walk -on role in Kinky Boots! (Cyndi will tell you about it in the video below.) And here’s Cyndi and Kinky Boot‘s star Billy Porter singing Home For the Holidays last year in Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. Watch.