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Troye Sivan just became the youngest person *ever* to receive this major award

It's no secret that Troye Sivan is a force to be reckoned with in the music world, but it's his visibility in the LGBTQ+ community that just snagged him a major award.

Last night at the GLAAD Media Awards, the 21-year-old singer songwriter became the youngest person ever to be presented with their Stephen F. Kolzak award, an award that honors those who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance. We bet when he posted his coming out video on YouTube almost four years ago, he never dreamed anything like this would happen!

Receiving the award is cool enough on its own, but it's also amazing that it has previously been presented to TV host Ellen Degeneres and actress Laverne Cox, putting Troye in amazing company. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, "Troye Sivan embodies a generation of LGBTQ youth who are unapologetic, outspoken and proud to be who they are. 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." 

Heck yeah to that!

What do you think of Troye winning this award? Who else do you think is worthy of winning it? Sound off below!

by Sydney Adamson | 4/2/2017
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