Bad Bunny, Christina Aguilera and Jeremy Pope will be awarded for their LGBTQ+ activism at the upcoming 34th GLAAD Media Awards.
According to Deadline, the ceremony will honour Bad Bunny with the Vanguard Award for having made a “significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people and issues”.
Bad Bunny, who was the most streamed artist of 2022 on Spotify, has been outspoken about LGBTQ+ rights on various occasions throughout his career.
From shutting down homophobes on Twitter to donning full drag in music videos and raising awareness of violence against the trans community, Bad Bunny has consistently used his platform to show up for the LGBTQ+ community. “Bad Bunny uses his role as one of the world’s most popular music artists to boldly shine a light on LGBTQ people and issues, including transgender equality and ending violence against trans women of color,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “By consistently advocating for our community, elevating our stories and demanding action from anti-LGBTQ leaders, Bad Bunny redefines the positive influence Latin music artists can have within the LGBTQ community, and has set an example for all artists.” Aguilera, one of pop music’s most vocal allies, will receive the Advocate for Change Award for having “changed the game for LGBTQ people around the world.” Ellis described the Grammy winner as a “beloved icon who has inspired and shared messages of love for the LGBTQ community since the start of her music career. “From using her voice to speak out against anti-LGBTQ legislation to creating songs and music videos that showcase LGBTQ love, Christina loudly and proudly raises the bar for what it means to be a LGBTQ ally today.” And for having made “a significant