Halsey Wins GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist!
Pop singer Halsey, who has given us several hit songs to jam to over the past couple of years including "Bad at Love" and "Closer" with The Chainsmokers, was just honored as Outstanding Music Artist at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.
Although she was not there to accept the award that night, she did send a heartfelt video message about her win on Thursday, where she discussed how special it is to receive the honor as an out bisexual woman.
She also referenced her hit single, "Bad At Love" (co-written by GLAAD board member Justin Tranter), which showcases the difficulties she faces dating both men and women.
Halsey also spotlighted the alarming statistic that an estimated 40% of homeless youth in the U.S. is LGBTQ. She has a call to action for all of us: "I beg you to go home and check out your local homeless youth services and see if they offer anything targeted towards the LGBTQ youth. See how you can get involved."
The GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Music Artist goes to an out LGBTQ music artist who released an album over the past year and used their platform to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. Other nominees this year were Miley Cyrus, Honey Dijon, Kehlani, Kelela, Kesha, Perfume Genius, Sam Smith, St. Vincent, and Wrabel.
See the clip below. For more information on GLAAD, check out their official website.