50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens and Salt-N-Pepa join line-up for LGBT benefit concert in New York

The annual Home For The Holidays concert is set up by Cyndi Lauper

50 Cent and Sufjan Stevens have joined the line-up for an annual LGBT charity event set up by Cyndi Lauper.

Now in its fourth year, the annual Home For The Holidays benefit concert helps raise awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness.

The star-studded event, which will take place at New York’s Beacon Theatre in December, will be hosted by Rosie O’Donnell and Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox. Salt-N-Pepa and Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines plus Patty Griffin, STRFKR, Emily West and Liv Warfield will also take part in the show, which will see 100 per cent of its proceeds go to Cindi Lauper’s True Colors Fund.


Lauper spoke in a statement about her surprise over the amount of artists who give their time to the cause each year. “For the fourth year in a row, Home For The Holidays will feature an amazing night of performances in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth experiencing homelessness,” she said.

“I am astounded by the artists who continue to give of their time and talent each and every year and I am so excited by the line-up who are joining us in December.

“The concert plays such an important role in supporting the True Colors Fund’s work to ensure that no young person is homeless again because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

50 Cent made headlines this summer after he was ridiculed for throwing “the worst baseball pitch” at a New York Mets game. The rapper later blamed the failed throw on an injury caused by “excessive masturbation”.

Meanwhile, in August, a new study recommended listening to the rapper’s hit track ‘In Da Club’ before a job interview after it was found that bass-heavy music makes job interview candidates feel more confident.