Madonna to Be Honored With Advocate For Change Award at GLAAD Media Awards

The pop singer will turn out to be the second individual and first girl to ever obtain the distinction.

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy group, has introduced that it’s going to honor Madonna on the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May four. The singer will obtain the advocate for change award and turn out to be the ceremony’s second individual and first girl to ever obtain this honor.

The award was beforehand given to President Bill Clinton in 2013 for his advocacy work to overturn the anti-LGBTQ Defense Marriage Act and advance marriage equality nationwide.

"Madonna at all times has and at all times would be the LGBTQ group’s biggest ally and it’s only becoming to honor and have fun our largest advocate at GLAAD’s largest occasion ever," mentioned GLAAD president and ceo Sarah Kate Ellis. "From the HIV disaster to worldwide LGBTQ points, she fearlessly pushes for a world the place LGBTQ individuals are accepted. Her music and artwork have been life-saving shops for LGBTQ folks over time and her affirming phrases and actions have modified numerous hearts and minds."

The group credit the pop singer for repeatedly supporting the LGBTQ group, provided that she has carried out at AIDS profit concert events, included a leaflet in her album Like a Prayer entitled "The Facts about AIDS," by which she gave followers essential details about AIDS, and avidly speaks out in opposition to anti-LGBTQ legal guidelines, insurance policies, and practices.

When presenting Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo award on the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2013, the singer famously dressed as a Boy Scout in protest the Boy Scouts America’s ban on LGBTQ folks. This previous New Year’s Eve, Madonna additionally gave a shock efficiency on the Stonewall Inn, a historic venue for LGBTQ rights, to have fun its upcoming anniversary and, in her phrases, "50 years revolution."

Like GLAAD celebrating the 30th anniversary the GLAAD Media Awards this 12 months, Madonna can be commemorating a particular anniversary. Madonna’s fourth studio album Like a Prayer, which went quadruple platinum and has cultivated myriad LGBTQ anthems, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this 12 months.

Last month, GLAAD introduced the nominees for the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards. Blockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2, The Girl within the Spider's Web and Love, Simon had been among the many Hollywood titles who obtained nods.

The Hollywood Reporter additionally obtained a nod for Outstanding Magazine Article for a characteristic titled "21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: 'I Want to Portray These Characters, and I'm Ready," written by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein and Bryan White. THR will compete within the class with "Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?" by Nate Blakeslee (Texas Monthly); "Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay" by Johnny Dodd, Tierney McAfee (People); "Lena Waithe is Changing the Game" by Jacqueline Woodson (Vanity Fair) and "They are the Champions" by Katie Barnes (ESPN The Magazine).

The 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards, introduced by Delta Air Lines, Gilead and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, will probably be held in Los Angeles on March 28 on the Beverly Hilton and in New York on May four on the New York Hilton Midtown.

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.