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JoJo Siwa Receives the Gamechanger Award from GLSEN

Los Angeles Social media star JoJo Siwa will be honored by LGBTQ education group GLSEN next month for her anti-bullying and advocacy efforts.

The organization says it will award the 19-year-old singer, dancer and content creator with the Gamechanger Award at the October 14 Gala in Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.

Siwa has appeared in the reality TV series “Dance Moms” with her mother, and recently appeared as a guest on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” as an outsider. Last year, she made history on the ABC contest series “Dancing with the Stars,” becoming the first contestant to dance with a same-sex partner.

Melanie Willingham Jaggers, CEO of GLSEN, said Siwa will be honored for her focus on anti-bullying and for being a “fierce advocate for kindness and self-acceptance” for the LGBTQ community. She said Siwa has handled the exit from sex in the past year “with such grace.”

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The organization aims to increase inclusivity for K-12 students of all races, gender expression and sexual inclusion through research and educational resources.

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