Norah Jones, Amy Lee, Chely Wright,
Rosie O'Donnell and Skylar Grey are among the celebrities joining
Cyndi Lauper's holiday-themed concert to benefit gay teens.
Lauper's Home for the Holidays
concert at New York City's Beacon Theater on December 4 will benefit
her True Colors Fund, which fights discrimination against the gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and helps support
Lauper's 30-bed True
Colors Residence for homeless gay teens.
“When I first learned that up to 40
percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay,
lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened,”
Lauper said in a statement. “For far too long homeless youth have
not received the attention, resources and funding necessary to bring
an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring
evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed
funds to help these young people.”
Also taking part in the musical event
are Wanda Sykes, Carson Kressley, Vanessa Carlton, Angelique Kidjo,
Harvey Fierstein, Deluka, Debbie Harry, Alan Cumming and Clay Aiken.
Lauper released her eleventh studio
album, Memphis Blues, last year. Her upcoming single No
Place Like Home for the Holidays will also benefit the fund.