Kacey Musgraves to Receive Vanguard Award at GLAAD Media Awards E! News UK

Kacey Musgraves will receive the Vanguard Award at the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The Grammy-winning country star was announced as the winner of the Vanguard Award by Anthony Allen Ramos, vice president of communications and talent at GLAAD.

“The GLAAD Media Awards honor media outlets for their fair, accurate, and inclusive portrayals of LGBTQ people and issues,” Ramos said in a statement. “GLAAD’s Vanguard Award is given to allies who have made a significant difference in advancing LGBTQ acceptance.”

Ramos described Musgraves’ singles Follow Your Arrow and Rainbow as LGBTQ+ anthems and noted his collaborations with queer artists such as MUNA, King Princess and Troye Sivan.

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis gave further reasons for Musgraves receiving the award, saying, “From speaking out against anti-LGBTQ legislation in her home state of Texas, to raising awareness of bullying affecting LGBTQ youth, to enhancing the work of LGBTQ artists, Kacey continues to raise the bar of what it means to be a genuine ally and to inspire her fans to do the same.”

Other nominees for this year’s awards include Lil Nas X, West Side Story, Eternals, Pose, Sex Education, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Saved by the Bell, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Star Trek: Discovery, Batwoman, BROCKHAMPTON and Mykki Blanco.

The GLAAD Media Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on April 2.

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