JoJo Siwa To Receive Prestigious GLSEN Honor For Her LGBTQ Advocacy Work

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media sensation JoJo Siwa might be honored by the LGBTQ schooling group GLSEN subsequent month for her anti-bullying and advocacy efforts.

The group says it should 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 fact tv collection “Dance Moms” along with her mother and not too long ago made visitor look on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” as a queer character. Final yr, she made historical past on ABC’s competitors collection “Dancing with the Stars,” changing into the primary contestant to bounce with a identical intercourse accomplice.

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, govt director of GLSEN, stated Siwa might be honored for her give attention to anti-bullying and being a “fierce advocate for kindness, self-acceptance” for the LGBTQ group. She stated Siwa dealt with popping out as a pansexual final yr 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.