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Taylor Swift, Janet Mock to be honored by GLAAD

FILE – In a Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 file photo, Janet Mock, left, co-executive producer/writer/director on the FX series “Pose,” takes part in a panel discussion during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Taylor Swift and writer-director-producer Janet Mock will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for their advocacy for LGBTQ issues. Swift has been an outspoken proponent of the Equality Act and her video for her hit “You Need To Calm Down” featured prominent LGBTQ celebrities. The pop star will get the Vanguard Award during the ceremony in Los Angeles in April. Mock writes and directs on the FX series “Pose.” She will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, presented to a LGBTQ media professional.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift and writer-director-producer Janet Mock will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for their advocacy for LGBTQ issues.

The pop star will receive the Vanguard Award, which is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people. Mock, who is best known for her work on the FX series “Pose,” will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, presented to a LGBTQ media professional.

They will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 16.

Swift has been outspoken proponent for the Equality Act, which would prohibit discrimination based on sex, gender or sexual orientation in a wide variety of areas. Her video for her hit “You Need To Calm Down”also featured prominent LGBTQ celebrities and mocked those who were against gay marriage.

Mock, who wrote a book about her life as a transgender woman, is a writer and director for Ryan Murphy’s “Pose,” about 1980s ballroom culture with a large LGBTQ cast. She also signed a deal with Netflix in 2019 to produce content for the streaming service.

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