Lizzo Set to Perform at 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles; Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow to Present

GLAAD announced today that American rapper, singer and songwriter Lizzo will perform her funk-pop infused anthem “Juice” at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on March 28th. Other presenters were also announced for this year’s event, including Lena Waithe, Janet Mock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meghan Trainor, Olivia Munn, Erika Jayne, Adam Rippon, Hayley Kiyoko, and Barbara Corcoran.

With her debut album Cuz I Love You set for release on April 19, Lizzo has previously showcased her star power and talent with hits such as “Boys”, the aforementioned “Juice” and her latest track “Tempo” with rapper Missy Elliott. Lizzo has appeared on HBO’s 2 Dope Queens with Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, as well as the Ellen DeGeneres Show and NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Lizzo has been outspoken on LGBTQ issues and has been a role model for body positivity and female empowerment.

Lizzo and the incredible presenters confirmed today add to an already star-studded roster for this year’s L.A. ceremony, hosted by Ross Mathews. Earlier this month, it was announced that Beyonce and Jay-Z will receive the Vanguard Award, which recognizes allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people. Additionally, Emmy-winning Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes will be honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Other guests scheduled to appear at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards include Allison Janney, the cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye, Nico Santos, Jameela Jamil, Shangela, Gigi Gorgeous, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.

“The GLAAD Media Awards advance LGBTQ representation across the media and provide a stage for LGBTQ people and allies to send messages of acceptance that travel around the world,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD’s Chief Communications Officer and an Executive Producer of the annual awards. “From Phil Donahue speaking at the first Awards in 1990 to Cher surprising her son Chaz after he transitioned in 2012, to the message that Beyoncé and Jay-Z will send to LGBTQ people of color this year, the GLAAD Media Awards inspire and empower. This year’s star-studded events will reflect on how LGBTQ images in the media moved culture forward over the last 30 years and will celebrate the next generation of diverse LGBTQ creators, actors, and storytellers who are raising the bar at a critical time in our community and our country.”

The L.A. ceremony will be followed by the GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in New York City on May 4, where Madonna will receive the Advocate for Change Award and Sarah Jessica Parker will present the Vito Russo Award to Andy Cohen. Additional special guests for the New York City event include Don Lemon, Samantha Bee, and cast members of Pose.