The "Youth" singer will be honored at the awards ceremony with the Stephen F. Kolzak award for making a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance. At age 21, he is the youngest recipient of the accolade, which has also been awarded to Laverne Cox, Ellen DeGeneres, Ruby Rose, Chaz Bono, Melissa Etheridge and Sir Ian McKellen in years past.
"Troye Sivan embodies a generation of LGBTQ youth who are unapologetic, outspoken, and proud to be who they are,” Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO, said in a statement to ET. “He has quickly become a leading voice of his generation and sends a message of hope and empowerment with every song, music video, and social post."
In addition to the GLAAD Awards, Sivan will also join Victoria Justice, Gigi Gorgeous, Hannah Hart, Alexandra Grey, Harmony Santana, and Isabella Gomez at GLAAD’s Inaugural Rising Stars Grants Luncheon on March 31, where they will hand out grants to LGBTQ students.
The GLAAD Media Awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California, on April 1, and is sure to be a star-studded affair. ET can confirm that Mary J. Blige will be presenting GLAAD’s Outstanding Film Award, and it was also previously announced that Patricia Arquette will accept the Vanguard Award and pay tribute to her late transgender sister Alexis Arquette.