This girl still wants to have fun and at 57 she still looks good doing it!
Wearing a trouser suit, tousled hair and black platform boots, Cyndi Lauper switched on a bank of green lights at the Empire State Building Thursday in New York City.
The coloured lights are in recognition of homeless youth around the world, in particular lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender young people who have been kicked out of their homes or have runaway out of fear and despair.
Flipping the switch: Cyndi Lauper lights up the Empire State Building Thursday in New York City in recognition of homeless, LGBT youth
This girl just wants to have fun: Lauper strikes several fun and flirty poses to bring attention to a serious issue
To make her fans aware, Lauper tweeted: 'If you are in NYC tonight, look up at the Empire State Building.'
Then she posted a video on Youtube urging LGBT youth who are in distress to reach out for help.
In New York and across the United States, it is estimated that 20% to 40% of the homeless youth population is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
A 1989 U.S. government study found that LGBT youth are two to three times more likely to attempt suicide than other young people, a finding that was supported by a 2001 study that found LGBT adolescents 2.3-2.5 times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual peers.
Nicely done: Lauper celebrates after lighting up the Empire State Building
For years, Lauper has been a champion of the LGBT community.
She created the True Colors Tour, an annual music tour that has raised more than $200,000 over the past 2 years for gay rights groups.
Lauper became a star in the mid-1980s with the release of the album She's So Unusual and became the first female singer to have four top-five singles released from one album.
Lauper has released 11 albums and over 40 singles, and as of 2008 had sold more than 30 million records worldwide.