- 05 Feb 19
The LGBTQ advocacy organisation will celebrate Madonna's achievements at their annual award ceremony in March.
GLAAD, an American organisation that fights for LGBTQ acceptance in the media, will honour Madonna at their 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony on March 28. The American pop icon is to receive the Advocate for Change Award, an honour reserved for those who have spent a lifetime fighting for LGBTQ rights. Bill Clinton is currently the only other recipient of the award.
Sharing the news on Twitter, GLAAD praised Madonna for having consistently "used her global platform to stand for LGBTQ equality and acceptance."
Through her entire career @Madonna has used her global platform to stand for LGBTQ equality and acceptance. We’re proud to announce that she’ll receive the Advocate for Change Award at the #GLAADawards in NYC. pic.twitter.com/xuuUTicBnQ
— GLAAD (@glaad) February 5, 2019
Madonna's support of international LGBTQ issues includes her work organising benefit concerts during the HIV/AIDS crisis.
At this years GLAAD Media Awards, the nominations for Outstanding Film (Wide Release) include Blockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2, The Girl in the Spider's Web, and Love, Simon. The nominees for Outstanding Music Artist, meanwhile, include Brandi Carlilie, Brockhampton, Christine and the Queens, Hayley Kiyoko, Janelle Monáe, Kim Petras, Shea Diamond, Sophie, Troye Sivan, and Years & Years. See the full list of nominations here.
In January, the organisation announced its decision to withdraw its nomination of Bohemian Rhapsody, after allegations of sexual abuse were made against the film's director, Bryan Singer.
The annual GLAAD Media Awards seeks to honour "media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives."