LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media sensation JoJo Siwa volition beryllium honored by the LGBTQ acquisition radical GLSEN adjacent period for her anti-bullying and advocacy efforts.
The enactment says it volition admit the 19-year-old singer, dancer and contented creator with its Gamechanger Award astatine an Oct. 14 gala astatine the Beverly Wilshire successful Beverly Hills, California.
Siwa appeared connected the world tv bid “Dance Moms” with her ma and precocious made impermanent quality connected “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” arsenic a queer character. Last year, she made past connected ABC’s contention bid “Dancing with the Stars,” becoming the archetypal contestant to creation with a aforesaid enactment partner.
Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, enforcement manager of GLSEN, said Siwa volition beryllium honored for her absorption connected anti-bullying and being a “fierce advocator for kindness, self-acceptance” for the LGBTQ community. She said Siwa handled coming retired arsenic a pansexual past twelvemonth with “such grace.”
The enactment aims to summation inclusivity for K-12 students for each genders, sex expressions and intersexual inclusivity done probe and acquisition resources.