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She’s won MTV Video Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Music Awards and even a Grammy, and now Britney Spears can add another honor to her long list of accomplishments.
The 36-year-old singer is being honored at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards, receiving the Vanguard Award for her long-time and enduring support of the LGBTQ community. GLADD’s president and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, issued a statement that Britney is receiving the honor in recognition of making a “significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.” The statement went on to say:
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 and acceptance, something that the world needs today more than ever.
Not only is Britney a gay pop culture icon and muse, she has done a lot as a longtime ally and supporter of the LGBTQ community. She has helped promote GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, …read more