In May, pop icon Madonna will be honored at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.
Madonna will be accepting the Advocate for Change Award, which recognizes a person who has changed the game for LGBTQ people through their work.
In a statement, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, “Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it is only fitting to honor and celebrate our biggest advocate at GLAAD’s biggest event ever. From the HIV crisis to international LGBTQ issues, she fearlessly pushes for a world where LGBTQ people are accepted. Her music and art have been life-saving outlets for LGBTQ people over the years and her affirming words and actions have changed countless hearts and minds.”
Madonna will be the first woman to receive the honor. The 60-year-old has always expressed her support for the LGBTQ community, once saying, “As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.”
In case you missed it, the nominees for the GLAAD Media Awards were recently announced.
The GLAAD Media Awards will be held March 28 in Los Angeles and May 4 in New York City.