Madame X, debuts on June 14.

“I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind,” Madonna said in a statement. “This year is the 50th anniversary of pride and I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, to speak their minds and to love themselves.”

GLAAD will honor the 60-year-old icon in New York on Saturday with its Advocate for Change Award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony. Madonna is the second person — behind only Bill Clinton — and first woman to ever receive the recognition.


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