The United Nations is set to award Cyndi Lauper with the first High Note Global Prize on Dec. 10, U.N. Human Rights Day, at Lauper’s “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert at The Novo at L.A. Live. Lauper is receiving the award for her human rights work.
In addition to her advocacy for LGBTQ people, Lauper is being recognized for the significant achievements made by True Colors United, a nonprofit organization she co-founded in 2008 to prevent and end homelessness among LGBTQ youth.
“The High Note Global Prize celebrates artists that have leveraged their musical gifts to create a platform to promote social justice,” said David Clark, Creator of The High Note Global Initiative and CEO of David Clark Cause. “We are delighted to recognize and honor Cyndi Lauper as the 2019 High Note Global Prize Laureate. For decades she has promoted human rights, been a voice and active participant for change, and inspired people around the world to be tolerant and true to themselves. She is most deserving of this award, and we look forward to celebrating her achievements during our inaugural High Note Global Prize award ceremony.”
The award will be presented to Lauper by singer Kesha and the U.N. Human Rights organization. Billy Porter, Brandi Carlile, Belinda Carlisle, King Princess, Charlie Musselwhite, Henry Rollins, Perry Farrell with Etty Lau Farrell, Justin Tranter, K. Flay, Emily Estefan, Shawn Wasabi, comics Carol Leifer and Lily Tomlin, U.K. comedian Gina Yashere, Margaret Cho, and Carson Kressley will also be in attendance to honor Lauper.
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Article image: Cyndi Lauper performing in Boston in 2012. (Geoff Livingston [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.)