Wednesday 23 October 2019

Christina Aguilera hailed for inspiring LGBTQ community

The US Human Rights Campaign will honour the singer at a special event in LA later this month.

Christina Aguilera is being honoured for work to support the LGBTI community (PA)
Christina Aguilera is being honoured for work to support the LGBTI community (PA)

By Associated Press Reporter

Christina Aguilera is being honoured by a major LGBTQ civil rights organisation.

The US Human Rights Campaign announced on Thursday that the six-time Grammy-winning singer is a true “LGBTQ icon” who uses her platform to “share a message of hope and inspiration” to those who have been marginalised.

The group said the 38-year-old has raised money to fight HIV/Aids, advocated marriage equality and spoken out against LGBTQ bullying.

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Aguilera’s hit Beautiful is said to be an inspiring song for the LGBTQ community (PA)

Her 2002 single Beautiful is an empowering LGBTQ anthem, the group said.

Aguilera is being given the group’s Ally for Equality award, and will be honoured at a special dinner on March 30.

At the same event, the Human Rights Campaign will present its national leadership award to Yeardley Smith – the actress and producer best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson.

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