FILE – Jojo Siwa poses at the season three premiere of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” in July. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media sensation JoJo Siwa will be honored by the LGBTQ education group GLSEN next month for her anti-bullying and advocacy efforts.
The organization says it will recognize the 19-year-old singer, dancer and content creator with its Gamechanger Award at an Oct.
14 gala. Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, executive director of GLSEN, says Siwa will be honored for her focus on anti-bullying and being a “fierce advocate for kindness, self-acceptance” for the LGBTQ community.
She says Siwa handled coming out as a pansexual last year with “such grace.” Siwa appeared on Dance Moms and made history by becoming the first contestant to dance with a same sex partner on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.