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GLAAD To Honor Britney Spears

By Charlotte Robinson, February 13, 2018
GLAAD announced that it will honor Britney Spears the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning pop icon at their 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 12th. Spears will receive GLAAD’s Vanguard Award is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality & acceptance of LGBTQ people. Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO of GLAAD stated, “An irrefutable icon, Britney Spears has entertained the world while also embodying the spirit of GLAAD’s Vanguard Award by speaking out on significant issues that face her fans – from the Dream Act to anti-transgender bills in Texas. She is a force in the music world who has used her global platform to share messages of love & acceptance, something that the world needs today more than ever.” Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Taylor, Whoopi Goldberg, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, Demi Lovato, Eric McCormack, Josh Hutcherson & Patricia Arquette. Spears is a longtime ally & supporter of the LGBTQ community. She has consistently stood up for LGBTQ youth on GLAAD’s Spirit Day by going purple on social media to speak out against bullying. Additional special guests & honorees from the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles will be announced in the coming weeks. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate & inclusive representations of LGBTQ people & our issues. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD's work to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Ketel One Vodka & Wells Fargo.
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