Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home For the Holidays 2015

Cyndi Lauper’s annual benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness returns in December with a lineup featuring Boy George, Richie Sambora & Orianthi, Kurt Vile and more.

Although only roughly seven percent of the general youth population identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, up to 40 percent of the 1.6 million homeless youth are LGBT. The True Colors Fund, which was co-founded by Lauper, is striving to change that disproportionate rate, which can be blamed, in part, on family rejection.

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Honoree Cyndi Lauper performs at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York.

is set for Dec. 5 at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. All of the net proceeds go to support True Colors Fund’s programs. The fund “is focused on raising public awareness, advocating within government, conducting research, working collaboratively with young people, and organizing communities to develop solutions to prevent and end LGBT youth homelessness.”

The 2015 edition also includes Cam, Judy Gold, Ledisi, Keb’ Mo’, Sharon Osbourne, Jordan Pundik, Valerie Simpson, Anne Steele, Joey Taranto, and Justin Tranter. Your host is Carson Kressley. More artists will be added soon.

“For the fifth year, ‘Home for the Holidays’ will feature an incredible night of performances in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth experiencing homelessness,” Lauper said. “I’m so grateful for the artists who will donate their time and talents this December in support of a cause that we can’t ignore. This concert will enable the True Colors Fund to continue our work to create a world in which kids can be their true selves. I can’t wait.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 6 at 12 p.m. EST.

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