Cyndi Lauper is set to receive a UN award in recognition of her longstanding work as an LGBTQ+ activist.
The ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ singer will be given the first-ever High Note Global Prize, which was created by philanthropist David Clark, at her annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert on December 10.
Kesha will present Lauper with the gong during the event held at The Novo Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Hey everyone! I want to wish everybody a happy holiday season and want to invite you to join me at the Home for the Holidays concert! It’s in LA at the Novo on December 10 and there are a ton of amazing people performing. You can go to CyndiLauper.com to get all the info or click the link in my bio to get tickets now! I really hope to see you there. Everyone deserves a home for the holidays! #Home4Holidays @truecolorsunited
“We are delighted to recognize and honour Cyndi Lauper as the 2019 High Note Global Prize Laureate,” said Clark in a statement.
“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.”
You can watch the singer announce the benefit show in the above post.
Back in 2008, Lauper co-founded the True Colours United organisation which aims to tackle homelessness among young LGBTQ+ people. Former US President Barack Obama recognised her work in 2013 by inviting the artist to his inauguration event.
All proceeds from next month’s Home for the Holidays event will be donated to True Colours United.
This comes after Cyndi Lauper took to Instagram last week to honour Transgender Day Of Remembrance. “Remembering and honouring all those who lost their lives. We have to do better. Sending love and light,” she wrote.