Margaret Cho and Billy Porter are among
the artists who will join Cyndi Lauper's 9th annual
concert to benefit homeless LGBT youth.
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for
the Holidays will take place for the first time ever at The Novo at
LA Live in Los Angeles on December 10th.
The event will be hosted by television
personality Carson Kressley.
Other participants include Kesha,
Brandi Carlisle, Belinda Carlisle, Charlie Musselwhite, Henry
Rollins, Perry Farrell with Etty Lau Farrell, Justin Tranter, Emily
Estefan, ShawnWasabi, Carol Leifer, Lily Tomlin, Gina Yashere, King
Princes, and K.Flay.
Other celebrities have donated items
and experiences to be auctioned in support of Home for the Holiday,
including Taylor Swift, Billie Ellish, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton,
Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Dua Lipa, Kacey Musgraves, RuPaul Charles,
and Tegan and Sara.
“I’m really heartened and excited
by the response I’ve gotten throughout the entertainment
community,” Lauper said in a statement. “Home for the Holidays is
known for always having a cool and eclectic mix of performers. The
line-up so far? I mean, c’mon. Where else are you gonna see Billy
Porter and Henry Rollins on the same bill! It’s going to be such a
great night. Many of those who are not available to perform have
offered such amazing items for auction. I’m so touched by the
generosity we’ve received. More surprises to come soon.”
Net proceeds from the concert will
support True Colors United's programs for homeless LGBT youth.