Star-Studded Concert to Raise Funds and Awareness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Homelessness
December 3 at New York’s Beacon Theatre
NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 24, 2016) – Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund (www.truecolorsfund.org) today announced the lineup for its 6th annual “Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays”
benefit concert on Saturday, December 3 at New York City’s historic
Beacon Theatre to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness. 100 percent of the net proceeds
from the concert will support the True Colors Fund’s programs.
Cyndi Lauper will be joined on stage this year by Aloe Blacc, Ballets
with a Twist, Big Thief, Billy Corgan, Grace VanderWaal, Judy Gold,
Kate Bornstein, Maya Jupiter, Oxymorrons, Sara Ramirez, Sharon Van
Etten, Theresa Caputo, Tyler Glenn, and host Carson Kressley. Additional
guests will be announced soon. Tickets will be available to the general
public at Ticketmaster.com starting on Friday, October 28 at 12pm.
“For the sixth year, ‘Home for the Holidays’ will bring together an
incredible group of performers to support the True Colors Fund’s work to
end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth,”
said Lauper, the organization’s co-founder. “Our voices are stronger
when we say something together. I’m so grateful to the artists, who are
donating their time and talent to bring attention to this very important
In America, up to 40 percent of the 1.6 million youth that are
homeless each year identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
Yet, less than seven percent of the general youth population is LGBT.
The most cited reason for this disproportionate rate is family rejection
due to the young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund works nationally to
end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.
Through a broad continuum of public engagement, public policy, youth
collaboration, research, and community organizing programs, the True
Colors Fund is creating a world in which young people can be their true
Some highlights of the True Colors Fund’s work this year include:
the second annual #40toNoneDay, a national day to raise awareness about
LGBT youth homelessness, which reached over 98 million people online.
with The White House to conduct a Policy Briefing on Youth Homelessness
to help prioritize the needs of youth experiencing homelessness within
the Federal Government.
the National Youth Forum on Homelessness, a youth-led project focused
on ending youth homelessness in America, in partnership with the
National Alliance to End Homelessness.
- Releasing At the Intersections, the most comprehensive resource on LGBT youth homelessness, in partnership with the National LGBTQ Task Force.
the third annual sold out 40 to None Summit, the only national annual
gathering focused on innovative solutions to end LGBT youth homelessness
it’s second class of True Fellows, young LGBT leaders with experiences
of homelessness, who conduct six-month service projects in their
- Releasing its second annual 40 of the 40
list, which highlights 40 LGBT young people who have experiences with
homelessness and provides them with opportunities to engage in the
free tools, resources, and training through its 40 to None Network for
service providers and communities around the country to aid them in
providing safe, inclusive, and welcoming support to LGBT youth
for the Holidays” is proud to have the support of: Platinum Sponsors
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Van Gogh Vodka; Gold Sponsors
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Jujamcyn Theaters; Silver Sponsors
Kinky Boots, The Madison Square Garden Company, Masie Productions,
Reveal, Stifel, and Keith Bell, Licensed Acupuncturist.
ABOUT THE TRUE COLORS FUND
Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist and advocate Cyndi Lauper
co-founded the True Colors Fund to end homelessness among lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender youth. Through a broad continuum of public
engagement, public policy, youth collaboration, research, and community
organizing programs, the True Colors Fund is creating a world in which
young people can be their true selves. www.truecolorsfund.org
For more information please visit www.truecolorsfund.org/homefortheholidays.