Pop legend and human rights activist Cyndi Lauper is being honoured for her lifelong advocacy for the LGBTQ community by receiving the United Nations' inaugural High Note Global Prize award, given to artists who use their music and platforms to advocate for social justice.
Lauper launched and represents True Colors United, the nonprofit organization she co-founded in 2008 to work toward ending homelessness among LGBTQ youth.
The "True Colors" singer will receive the award at Lauper's own annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, which is also worldwide Human Rights Day.
“We are delighted to recognise and honor Cyndi Lauper as the 2019 High Note Global Prize Laureate,"
"For decades she has promoted human rights, been a voice and active participant for change, and inspired people around the world to be tolerant and true to themselves. She is most deserving of this award, and we look forward to celebrating her achievements during our inaugural High Note Global Prize award ceremony.” - David Clark, founder of The High Note Global Initiative.
The star-studded eclectic lineup for Lauper's Home for the Holidays concert includes GRAMMY winner Brandi Carlile, Billy Porter, Henry Rollins, Justin Tranter, King Princess, Marilyn Manson, Kesha and more. All net proceeds from the concert go towards funding True Colors United programs for LGBTQ youth.
After the ceremony, Lauper's award will be displayed by the GRAMMY Museum.
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