Cyndi Lauper Recruits Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift & More For LGBTQ Benefit
By Hayden Brooks
December 7, 2020
For her annual tradition, Cyndi Lauper has rounded up some of today's biggest artists for her 10th annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert and it'll feature appearances from the likes of Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Cher and so many more.
Monday (December 7) saw Lauper announce the affair, which will stream via her TikTok on Friday at 8 pm ET. The upcoming concert, which is in conjunction with the star's True Colors United organization that she co-found 12 years ago, will see all of the net proceeds go towards ending homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. A follow-up stream will air on her YouTube and Facebook on Sunday at 8 pm ET.
Among the other stars set for this year's affair include Adam Lambert, Amanda Shires & Jason Isbell, Bette Midler, Billy Porter, Billy Steinberg, Boy George, Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Carson Kressley, Dolly Parton, Harvey Fierstein, Henry Rollins, Jackson Browne, Judy Gold, Justin Tranter, Kim Petras, King Princess, Kinky Boots, LL Cool J, Meg Myers, Phoebe Bridgers, Sharon Osbourne, Shea Diamond, Tom Kelly, Tracy Young, Whoopi Goldberg and Youth Pride Chorus.
"It's been a crazy year, but I am grateful for so many things - my immensely talented and generous friends who keep showing up for us year after year; the technology that is going to make it possible to bring our virtual concert to more people than ever; and all of our partners who help True Colors United do the work that we do," Lauper said in a statement. "The Home for the Holidays concert is 10 years and over 100 artists in, and has raised over three million dollars, which is beyond what I could have imagined when we began. Most importantly though, we are truly helping LGBTQ young people experiencing homelessness. And to all of the fans who watch, donate, and celebrate with us, you are family. And I thank you."
Fans are encouraged to donate to True Colors United via the donation button and stickers on TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, as well as through the Text-to-Give hotline by texting TrueColors to 24365. Click here for more information on the Home for the Holidays special!
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