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50 Cent, Laverne Cox Join Cyndi Lauper to Help LGBT Youth

Salt-n-Pepa, Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines and Sufjan Stevens are also on bill for Home for the Holidays event, which raises awareness and funds for homeless youth


50 Cent and Laverne Cox

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Now in its fourth year, Cyndi Lauper‘s annual Home for the Holidays benefit concert has helped gain awareness for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth homelessness as well as raise money for the singer’s True Colors Fund. This year, the Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays concert is welcoming 50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens, Salt-N-Pepa and Dixie Chicks‘ Natalie Maines. The event will take place at New York’s renowned Beacon Theatre on December 6th. Rosie O’Donnell and Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox will co-host the event, with 100% of the net proceeds going to the True Colors Fund.

“For the fourth year in a row, Home for the Holidays will feature an amazing night of performances in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth experiencing homelessness,” Lauper said in a statement. “I am astounded by the artists who continue to give of their time and talent each and every year and I am so excited by the line-up who are joining us in December. The concert plays such an important role in supporting the True Colors Fund’s work to ensure that no young person is homeless again because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Patty Griffin, STRFKR, Emily West, Liv Warfield and Today Show host Hoda Kotb will also take part in the benefit concert. Additional guests will be announced soon. Tickets for the Home for the Holidays concert go on sale Friday, October 24th at Ticketmaster. Visit the True Colors Fund site for more info.

In This Article: 50 Cent, Cyndi Lauper, Sufjan Stevens


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