Iconic music superstar Taylor Swift, 30, will be awarded the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards recipient of the Vanguard Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards being held on April 16.  

The Vanguard Award is presented to LGBT allies who have made a significant impact in promoting acceptance of LGBT people. Swift has been a loyal supporter of her LGBT fans, but stayed quiet on political issues until 2019 when the Shake It Off” singer penned an open letter to her Senator urging him to support the Equality Act, which would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender. 

In the same month, the multi-Grammy award winner released her song, You Need To Calm Down” which touched on LGBT rights further exploring her public facing advocacy for the LGBT community with a video featuring out producer and choreographer Todrick Hall along with a whos who cast of LGBT celebrities from Ellen Degeneres to RuPaul.