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Madonna to receive GLAAD Advocate for Change Award for her LGBTQ loyalty

Madonna will receive the Advocate for Change Award at the GLAAD Awards in New York City on May 4, 2019.

“Through her entire career, Madonna has used her global platform to stand for LGBTQ equality and acceptance,” GLAAD communicated. “We’re proud to announce that she’ll receive the Advocate for Change Award at the GLAAD Awards in NYC.”

Madonna will become the ceremony’s second person and the first woman to ever receive this honour. The award was previously given to President Bill Clinton in 2013 for his advocacy work to overturn the anti-LGBTQ Defense of Marriage Act and advance marriage equality nationwide. 

Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it is only fitting to honor and celebrate our biggest advocate at GLAAD’s biggest event ever,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “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.”

The organization credits Madonna for continuously supporting the LGBTQ community, given that she has performed at AIDS benefit concerts, included a leaflet in her album Like a Prayerentitled “The Facts about AIDS,” in which she gave fans crucial information about AIDS, and avidly speaks out against anti-LGBTQ laws, policies and practices. 

The GLAAD Awards will take place in New York City on May 4.