LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media sensation JoJo Siwa will likely be honored by the LGBTQ schooling group GLSEN subsequent month for her anti-bullying and advocacy efforts.
The group says it’s going to acknowledge the 19-year-old singer, dancer and content material creator with its Gamechanger Award at an Oct. 14 gala on the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.
Siwa appeared on the truth tv sequence “Dance Moms” along with her mother and just lately made visitor look on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” as a queer character. Last 12 months, she made historical past on ABC’s competitors sequence “Dancing with the Stars,” changing into the primary contestant to bop with a similar intercourse companion.
Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, govt director of GLSEN, mentioned Siwa will likely be honored for her deal with anti-bullying and being a “fierce advocate for kindness, self-acceptance” for the LGBTQ neighborhood. She mentioned Siwa dealt with popping out as a pansexual final 12 months with “such grace.”
The group goals to extend inclusivity for K-12 college students for all genders, gender expressions and sexual inclusivity by analysis and academic assets.