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Queer icon Janelle Monáe to receive Trailblazer Award at 2022 Outfest Legacy Awards

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Queer music icon Janelle Monáe is set to be recognised for their longstanding LGBTQ+ advocacy. On 22 October, the Make Me Feel artist will be honoured with the Trailblazer award at the 2022 Outfest Legacy Awards (per Variety).

The ceremony, which is set to take place at Paramount Studios, will highlight Monáe for their tireless LGBTQ+ activism and queer inclusive music career.  “The Outfest Legacy Awards has become one of entertainment’s most respected and meaningful industry events that spotlight the artists, leadership and organisations that have significantly contributed to queer representation and advocacy across media, arts and entertainment,” Outfest executive director Damien S.

Navarro said in a statement.  “We invite the world to join us in lifting up our awardees who have collectively inspired a new generation of creators, storytellers, and audiences — carving a path for tomorrow’s artists.” Throughout their 15-year career, Monáe has constantly used their platform to shine a light on their queer identity and LGBTQ+ activism.

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