Taylor Swift will be honored at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards, where she will be presented with the Vanguard Award, which celebrates allies of the LGBTQ community, as The Hollywood Reporter points out. Last year, the singer-songwriter took an outspoken stance in favor of the Equality Act, writing an open letter to Tennessee’s Senator Lamar Alexander. She also referenced GLAAD in the lyrics of her song “You Need to Calm Down,” in which she sang, “Why are you mad, when you could be GLAAD?” Last year’s Vanguard Award recipients were Beyoncé and JAY-Z.
Among the other honorees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards is Janet Mock, the writer/director and media personality whose most recent work includes writing, directing, and production credits on the hit FX series Pose. More honorees will be announced in the coming weeks. The 31st GLAAD Media Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on April 16.