Rapper 50 Cent might make jokes about illiteracy but there’s one cause he feels deservers no laughter at all. 50 Cent has joined forces with Cyndi Lauper and other musicians to raise money and spread awareness for LGBT youth homelessness in the Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays annual benefit concert. The celebrity-filled event is to help reassure no one is put out on the street, because of their sexuality.
“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,” said Lauper in a statement.
The head honcho of G-Unit is expected to be performing alongside Sufjan Stevens, STRFKR, Salt-N-Pepa, Emily West, Liv Warfield and Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines. The proceeds are slated to benefit Lauper’s True Colors Fund.
“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.”
Rosie O’Donnell and Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox will co-host the event. Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays will take place on Dec. 6 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Tickets for the concert go on sale this Friday (Oct. 24).