Cyndi Lauper To Be Honored At Logo Trailblazer Honors

She's so unusual—and amazing.

Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will be honored at the 2017 Logo Trailblazer Honors, airing June 23. The hourlong special celebrates individuals and organizations at the forefront of the fight for equality.

Cyndi has been an unwavering activist for the community throughout her career, from her outspoken verbal support to her launching of the True Colors Fund, which benefits homeless LGBT youth through education, advocacy and collaboration, in 2008.

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She’s also a Grammy, Emmy and Tony-winning artist with more than 30 years in show business and sales in excess of 50 million albums. Her first album, She’s So Unusual, made Cyndi the first woman in music history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, she’s released ten studio albums, has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and gave us a little show called Kinky Boots that continues her message of love and inclusion.

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“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a trailblazer by Logo,” Lauper says. “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.”

Held once again at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York, Logo Trailblazer Honors salute individuals and organizations that celebrate and advance the LGBT community. Past honorees include Harvey Fierstein, Edie Windsor, Judy and Dennis Shepard, the Obama Administration, and the cast of Orange is the New Black.

More honorees and attendees will be announced soon.

Logo Trailblazer Honors airs Friday, June 23, at 9pm

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.