PHOTOS: Cyndi Lauper and Friends Work to Bring LGBT Homeless Youth Home for the Holidays

By Jase Peeples

Originally published on Advocate.com December 10 2013 1:19 PM ET

Cyndi Lauper’s third annual Home for the Holidays concert, a benefit to help raise awareness about LGBT youth homelessness and support the True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project, took place Saturday at the Beacon Theatre in New York. "When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened," Lauper, cofounder of the True Colors Fund, said in a press release. "For far too long homeless youth have not received the attention, resources, and funding necessary to bring an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people through our Forty to None Project."

Hosted by Carson Kressley, the concert once again played to a sold-out audience and featured a long list of celebrity performers, including Pink, Josh Groban, Susan Sarandon, Nelly Furtado, the Indigo Girls, Matt Nathanson, Ingrid Michaelson, Big Freedia, and Rosie O’Donnell.

Take a look at photos from the event on the following pages and read our recent interview with Lauper here.

The Indigo Girls pose on the red carpet.


Carson Kressley warms up the audience.


Cyndi Lauper tears it up with Big Freedia.


The Indigo Girls and Matt Nathanson

Pink delivers an unforgettable cover of Lauper’s classic “Time After Time.”

Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O'Donnell


Pink and Cyndi Lauper


Carson Kressley hams it up for the cameras.


Rosie O'Donnell and Carson Kressley