Logo announced today that devoted activist and pop icon Cyndi Lauper will be honored during their fourth annual Trailblazer Honors. The one-hour special, which highlights leaders who've championed LGBTQ equality, premieres Friday, June 23 at 9 PM EST.
"It is truly an honor to be recognized as a Trailblazer by Logo," 63-year-old Lauper said. "I am friend and family to the LGBTQ community and it has been one of the greatest privileges of my life to stand arm-in-arm with the people I love and care about as we push towards equality. "The LGBTQ community, especially youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, need all of us now more than ever."
Lauper, who co-founded the True Colors Fund in 2008, has built a long career on advocating for queer rights. Her organization aims to end homelessess among LGBTQ youth and shape a brighter future where everyone can equally embrace their identity, regardless of sexuality or gender.
Earlier this year, the "Time After Time" singer released exclusive merchandise to benefit Planned Parenthood and her own True Colors Fund. Printed with the phrase, "Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Rights," Lauper's apparel played off her 1983 hit single and referenced the Women's March on Washington D.C.
"Music can and has changed the world," Lauper told OUT. "It has opened up people's hearts and minds on issues big and small, and music has provided solace for those facing the biggest injustices, like the LGBTQ community."