LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media sensation JoJo Siwa will probably be honored by the LGBTQ training 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 collection “Dance Mothers” together with her mother and just lately made visitor look on “Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Collection” as a queer character. Final yr, she made historical past on ABC’s competitors collection “Dancing with the Stars,” turning into the primary contestant to bop with a identical intercourse companion.
Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, govt director of GLSEN, stated Siwa will probably be honored for her deal with anti-bullying and being a “fierce advocate for kindness, self-acceptance” for the LGBTQ neighborhood. She stated Siwa dealt with popping out as a pansexual final yr with “such grace.”
The group goals to extend inclusivity for Okay-12 college students for all genders, gender expressions and sexual inclusivity by analysis and academic assets.