LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Pop star Britney Spears can be honoured for her help of the lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgender neighborhood at an awards ceremony this 12 months, advocacy group Glaad stated on Tuesday (Feb 13).
The Glaad Vanguard Award is given to media personalities who have promoted equality and acceptance of LGBTQ folks, Glaad stated.
Previous winners embody Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Taylor and Whoopi Goldberg.
Spears is a longtime supporter of the homosexual and transgender neighborhood, Glaad stated in an announcement.
She has spoken out towards bullying of LGBTQ youth, publicly opposed Bills in Texas that will have restricted transgender rights and took part in a musical tribute that honoured the victims of the 2016 mass taking pictures at a homosexual nightclub in Orlando.
She has additionally supported homosexual marriage, and final 12 months wrote an open “love letter” to the LGBTQ neighborhood that learn: “Your stories are what inspire me, bring me joy, and make me and my sons strive to be better people.”
Spears will obtain the Vanguard Award on the 29th annual Glaad Media Awards on April 12 in Beverly Hills, California.