Singer Cyndi Lauper is being honored with an award for her advocacy on LGBTQ issues by the United Nations.
The “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” singer will be given the High Note Global Prize, which “celebrates artists that have leveraged their musical gifts to create a platform to promote social justice,” according to the award’s creator.
Lauper, a longtime ally of the LGBTQ community, will be the first person to be honored with the award.
In 2010, she co-founded True Colors United, an organization dedicated to implementing “innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of [LGBTQ] young people.”
Kesha will present Lauper with the award at the singer’s ninth annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays benefit concert on December 10. The concert raises funds for the True Colors United.
Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile, Billy Porter, Lily Tomlin, Belinda Carlile, Margaret Cho, Perry Farrell, Charlie Musselwhite, and Henry Rollins will also perform at the event.
Lauper’s award will be displayed at the Grammy Museum.