LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is calling Oakland actress and singer 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.READ MORE: Police Arrest Santa Rosa Man After Butane Explosion Rips Through Parking Lot
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.READ MORE: Record Number Of Cargo Ships Waiting To Unload At Port Of Oakland May Delay Goods For Months
Zendaya will receive the Gamechanger recognition on Oct. 20 at the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, California.MORE NEWS: Eye On Earth: Battle Lines Set Over Proposal To Drill For Natural Gas in Suisun Marsh
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