Credit: Helen Maybanks
Cyndi Lauper is being recognized by the United Nations for her longtime advocacy for the LGTBQ community.
The “True Colors” icon is set to receive the U.N.’s inaugural High Note Global Prize awards, given to artists who advocate for social justice through their music and platform.
Pop star Kesha will present the award to Lauper at Lauper’s own annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert in Los Angeles on December 10, which also is global Human Rights Day.
Kesha, Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s, Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile, Billy Porter, Henry Rollins and more will be performing at the concert alongside Lauper, with all net proceeds going to support Lauper’s True Colors United programs for LGBTQ youth.
Lauper’s High Note Global Prize award will go on to be displayed by the Grammy Museum. Going forward, the prize will be presented to one artist each year on Human Rights Day.
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