American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist Cyndi Lauper is among a number of celebrities (like Lady Gaga, Nicky Minaj and Ricky Martin) who have supported the M.A.C. AIDS Fund, which has raised $224 million to fight HIV/AIDS.
More to say that Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays will be presented Dec. 4 at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth homelessness. “A lot of people are feeling bad about themselves, and when you’re a teenager you’re self destructive,” Lauper tells PEOPLE. “But what seems terrible now won’t be terrible 10 years down the line. It’s not as bleak as it looks. You’ll get through it. You are precious. Protect yourself.”
Those words of caution come on World AIDS Day, a time to remember those who’ve lost their lives and those who are fighting to stay alive. “If you get yourself sick with AIDS, you’ll either be dead or living with AIDS,” Lauper says firmly. “It’s hard to go through life with a compromised immune system. AIDS is 100 percent preventable … but it’s 100 percent not curable.”
Cyndi Lauper thinks that those who wants to prevent HIV/AIDS should wear leapstick. she believes that lipstick is a good way to remind young girls about the dangers of HIV/AIDS. This 58 year old singer said, "as a mother, you could give your girl a Viva Glam lipstick and with it, the message and reminder that every time she puts it on to go out, be protected."