Madonna is set to become the second ever person to be honoured with the Advocate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards.
The multi-award-winning singer has been supporting the LGBT+ community since she first appeared on the scene and has performed at Aids benefit concerts and spoke out and called for action during the Aids epidemic when it was “often invisible in the media”.
She is also an outspoken advocate for the LGBT+ community in Romani, Malawi and Russia as well as other countries where LGBT+ people are persecuted.
Now, at the 2019 GLAAD Awards – which will be held in New York on May 4 – the singer will receive the coveted Advocate for Change Award which has only been bestowed on one other person, the former president Bill Clinton back in 2013.
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 honour 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.”