Katy Perry will be honored with Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award at their gala in Los Angeles on March 18.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate in last year’s presidential election, will be the featured keynote speaker at the gala.
HRC is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.
“We are thrilled to honor Katy Perry for using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality,” said HRC president Chad Griffin. “Her compelling advocacy, from the stage to the campaign trail, has had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ people — and, in particular, young people. Katy’s message of inclusion and equality continues to inspire us and the world.”
While Perry will take home HRC’s National Equality Award, she’s not the only big name to be honored on March 18. America Ferrera will receive the Ally for Equality Award. Actress and activist Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO show Girls, will present the trophy to Ferrera.