Madonna will be honoured for her years of LGBTQ advocacy.
On May 4, GLAAD will present the 60-year-old music icon with their Advocate for Change Award at their 30th annual Media Awards.
According to GLAAD, Madonna will be only the second person in their history to receive the award, and the first woman. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton was given the award in 2013.
The Advocate for Change Award honours a person who has made real change for LGBTQ people around the world through their work.
“Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it is only fitting to honour and celebrate our biggest advocate at GLAAD’s biggest event ever,” said GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. “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 GLAAD Media Awards will also honour nominees in 27 categories, including Don Lemon, Troye Sivan, “Crazy Rich Asians”, “The Favourite”, and “Nanette”.