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Christina Aguilera and Bad Bunny will be recognized at the upcoming 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for their support and 'allyship' in the LGBTQ+ community.
The Genie In The Bottle hitmaker, 42, and the talented Puerto Rican rapper, 28, will have a chance to accept the special awards during the ceremony next month on March 30 at the Beverly Hilton.
The Dakiti singer, who opened up the 65th Annual Grammys earlier Sunday, will be the recipient of the Vanguard Award, while the Burlesque actress will be honored with the Advocate for Change Award.
The GLAAD Awards brings the spotlight on, 'those in the media who have shown exemplary achievements for fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect our lives,' according to the official website.
In a press release, Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO, explained Christina is receiving her honor due to being, 'a beloved icon who has inspired and shared messages of love for the LGBTQ community since the start of her music career.'
Honorees: Christina Aguilera and Bad Bunny will be recognized at the upcoming 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for their support and 'allyship' in the LGBTQ+ community
'From using her voice to speak out against anti-LGBTQ legislation to creating songs and music videos that showcase LGBTQ love, Christina loudly and proudly raises the bar for what it means to be a LGBTQ ally today,' Ellis continued.
Last year in June, the Lady Marmalade songstress further discussed her allyship with the LGBTQ+ community when opening up to People.
'I'm all about people standing up for what they believe in, which is why I think the LGBTQ+ community feels connected to me,' she expressed at the time.
The talented performer further stated, 'We've all come from struggle. We've all had to fight to be heard.' She later explained that, 'Being an LGBTQ+ ally is not something that's short-lived. It's in my DNA. Over the years, I've raised awareness about HIV and AIDS and helped families of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting.'
The star notably headlined L.A. Pride last year, and informed the entertainment outlet that, 'there's nothing like performing for my LGBTQ+ fans.'
'I feel safe with them to express myself however I want, whether it be through a huge ballad or something super sensual because they appreciate it all. I get to be as colorful and loud as I want to be. They're my people.'
The Advocate for Change Award has been given to other celebrities in the past such as Madonna, who recently clapped back on comments in regards to her Grammys appearance.
Bad Bunny will be honored with the Vanguard Award during next month's ceremony, which is given to those,