Latin Grammys 2018

Zendaya to Receive GLSEN Gamechanger Award

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Zendaya attends the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will recognize the 21-year-old at a gala ceremony next month.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is calling Zendaya a game-changer.

The organization known as GLSEN says it will recognize the 21-year-old entertainer with its Gamechanger Award at a gala ceremony next month.

The executive director of GLSEN says the award was created to spotlight the next generation of leaders, and Zendaya was chosen for her commitment to social justice.

The star of Spider-Man: Homecoming and TV’s K.C. Undercover used her acceptance speech at last month’s Teen Choice Awards to call on young people to become engaged with current events and to speak up for what they think is right.

Zendaya will receive the Gamechanger recognition on Oct. 20 at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, California.