Britney Spears given GLAAD award for supporting LGBT rights
Pop star Britney Spears is to be honoured by US LGBT campaign GLAAD. The pop superstar will receive the Vanguard Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 12 in Los Angeles. Each year the award goes to someone who has “made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people,” GLAAD officials said in a press release. Britney follows in the footsteps of other A-list stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson and Demi Lovato. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Britney responded to the award on Instagram, writing that she was “honoured”. “Honored to be receiving the Vanguard Award at the @GLAAD Media Awards this year! “The LGBTQ community means the absolute world to me and inspires me every day. “I am proud to be an ally and I will continue to support equality and acceptance for all!!” (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said Spears “embodied 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
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