Cyndi Lauper will receive the inaugural High Note Global Prize for her efforts to help prevent and end homelessness among LGBTI youth.
The High Note Global Prize is presented by United Nations Human Rights and the High Note Global Initiative, which was founded by philanthropist David Clark celebrates artists that fuse music with human rights to promote social justice through their music, which like human rights, has no borders.
This unique global award recognizes musicians who promote human rights with their music and activism.
Kesha will give the award to Lauper on December 10 at her “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert at The Novo in Los Angeles.
The show will feature a lineup of musicians, performers and comedians, including Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile, Billy Porter, Lily Tomlin, Belinda Carlile, Margaret Cho, Perry Farrell, Charlie Musselwhite and Henry Rollins.
“We are delighted to recognize and honour Cyndi Lauper as the 2019 High Note Global Prize Laureate,” said David Clark in a statement.
“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.”
This year marks the ninth edition of Lauper’s “Home for the Holidays” concert, which will benefit True Colors United.
Lauper co-founded the organization in 2008, and it works to develop and implement a variety of programs to help prevent and end homelessness among LGBTI with a focus on training and education, technical assistance, advocacy and youth collaboration programs.