Randee St. Nicholas

Britney Spears has been named as this year’s recipient of the GLAAD Vanguard Award.

The honour is given to a member of the entertainment world who has ‘made a significant difference in promoting equal rights’ for LGBTQ people.

Previous recipients of the award have included fellow artists Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato and Cher, as well as actors like Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, Drew Barrymore, and Josh Hutcherson.

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Britney announced the news on her Twitter profile, where she wrote: “Honoured to be receiving the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards this year!

“The LGBTQ community means the absolute world to me and inspires me every day. I am proud to be an ally and I will continue to support equality and acceptance for all!!”

Britney recently announced a huge American and European tour of her record-breaking Las Vegas show Piece Of Me, and it includes a stop at Brighton Pride – find out everything you need to know here.

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