Hayley Kiyoko’s viral hashtag #20GAYTEEN kicked off a year of LGBTQ visibility like we’ve never seen — and her fans are wondering what 2019’s tagline will be. Turns out, #20GAYTEEN isn’t going anywhere.
“#20GAYTEEN never ends,” Kiyoko told Billboard at Thursday night’s Billboard Women in Music event. “It’s the spirit within.”
Kiyoko — who received the Rising Star award at the ceremony — also reflected on her favorite moments from the year.
“Seeing people become more politically aware was so inspiring,” the pop star said. “Seeing different artists stand up for LGBTQ — and also, everyone’s waking up!”
Earlier in the evening, Kiyoko accepted her Rising Star honor from Lauren Jauregui with a tearful speech. Watch the emotional moment above.