Cyndi Lauper – the Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning icon and advocate – has announced that her 10th annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert will premiere on Friday, December 11 exclusively on her TikTok at 8PM EST, with an additional stream Sunday, December 13 on Lauper’s YouTube and Facebook handles at 8PM EST.
This 10th iteration of her beloved benefit concert is a remarkable achievement and a momentous occasion for Lauper and True Colors United, the organization she co-founded 12 years ago to prevent and end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
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100% of the net proceeds of Home for the Holidays goes to support the work of True Colors United to prevent and end this urgent issue. For more information, to set a reminder, and to watch on TikTok, YouTube and Facebook: https://truecolorsunited.org/homefortheholidays/
Hosted by Lauper, this year’s Home for the Holidays boasts an impressive, star-studded line-up featuring appearances and performances by: Adam Lambert, Amanda Shires & Jason Isbell, Bette Midler, Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, Billy Steinberg, Boy George, Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Carson Kressley, Cher, 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, Taylor Swift, Tom Kelly, Tracy Young, Whoopi Goldberg, and Youth Pride Chorus.
Home for the Holidays is free to watch, with fans encouraged to donate to True Colors United via donation button and stickers on TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, as well as through Text-to-Give (Text TrueColors to 24365) and www.truecolorsunited.org.
Lauper shared the news of the virtual concert with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King:
(via press release)