“We are thrilled to honor Katy Perry for using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality,” HRC President Chad Griffin says in a statement. “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.”
Katy Perry will get a flash back to the political world, as US Senator Time Kaine is the event’s featured speaker.
Originally pursuing a career in gospel music, Katy Perry’s views on LGBTQ rights evolved as she became a full support and unofficial spokesperson.