JoJo Siwa has been making its mark in Hollywood and the LGBTQ+ community for years.
The former “Dance Moms” alum came out as pansexual in 2021. Since then, she’s been a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.
She has mostly dated women since coming out.
JoJo Siwa is an LGBTQ+ icon
the explosion learned that the 20-year-old recently received the “Future of Hollywood” award at the 10e annual “Real to Reel: Representations and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood.”
Raven Symone presented Siwa with the prestigious award on Thursday, June 8e.
Donna Dadigan, Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum, proudly announced the museum’s tribute to the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to the entertainment industry.
JoJo Siwa received the “Future of Hollywood” award!
“Real to Reel: Representations and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood” exhibit opens June 9e.
According to Neal PR, “This educational, entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBTQ imagery in film and television featuring iconic costumes, props, photos and imagery will tell the story of the milestones and influence that the characters and LBGTQ storylines have had in Hollywood since early stereotypes to modern portrayals.
The Hollywood Museum’s “REAL to REEL” exhibit coincides with the annual Christopher Street West Pride activities. It offers a historical perspective spanning over 100 years, from silent films to today’s movies, TV shows and digital platforms.
10th Annual “Real to Reel” Awards
“The museum welcomes the opportunity to create and present this important exhibit, sharing with the public the artistic expression and extraordinary meaning of LGBTQ+ culture and its effect and impact on the world through entertainment. “Dadigan said.
The exhibition will revisit monumental LGBTQ moments in history with items such as Who’s Who in LGBTQ+ entertainment costumes, props and memorabilia.
Personal artifacts of famous LGBTQ+ artists and gay icons of TV, film and music will be on display.
Think Judy Garland, Cher, Joan Rivers, Whitney Houston, Al Pacino, Dame Edna, “Broke Back Mountain” with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Jim Parsons, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and drag legends like Jim Bailey and CoCo Peru .
The exhibit will also highlight one of JoJo’s concert costumes.
A source revealed the mass chaos outside the Hollywood Museum when JoJo arrived.
“When JoJo arrived at the museum, fans were everywhere; there was a tour bus running in front of the museum, and we thought the young people on top of the bus were going to jump up and try to get to JoJo,” they explained. “It was CRAZY, but everything was fine. The screams of the fans were something to see and hear.
At the awards ceremony last night, the 20-year-old met Judy Garland’s daughter, Lorna Luft.
Both Lorna and JoJo were honored at the event, and Lorna is a huge JoJo fan.
Michael Feinstein presented the Judy Garland Legacy Award to Lorna. She gave a moving speech about her late mother.
JoJo’s mother, Jessalynn Siwa, also had a fangirl moment with many celebrity guests.
All of the LGBTQ+ entertainment took place at the Hollywood Museum in the iconic Max Factor building.