The event serves to raise awareness and gain support in eliminating rates of homelessness among LGBT youth through a project called Forty To None—so named for the estimated 40 percent of nealry 1.6 million homeless youth who reportedly identify as LGBT.
The event will be hosted by Carson Kressley, and will also feature Nelly Furtado, The Hives, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt & Kim, Hunter Valentine, The Cliks, and Rosie O’Donnell, with more to be announced soon.
“Home for the Holidays is once again going to be an amazing night of music and comedy in support of a cause close to my heart, homeless gay and transgender youth,” said Lauper in a statement. “I’m proud that we have built a show that not only sells out every year, but has become well-known for bringing together a stellar array of artists to help change the world through an evening of incredible performances. This year’s concert will help us to continue to move our Forty to None Project’s work forward to help these young people live happy, healthy and productive lives.”
The event will be held at New York’s Beacon Theatre on Saturday, December 7, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Forty To None. For more information and to purchase tickets, going on sale this Friday, visit the True Colors Fund website here.