"Why are you mad, when you could be GLAAD?"

Truer lyrics have never been written for a Taylor Swift tune, as the world's largest LGBTQ+ advocacy group, GLAAD, announced Tuesday morning that Taylor Swift will be honored with this year's Vanguard Award.

According to GLAAD, the accolade is presented every year "to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ+ people."

PHOTO: Taylor Swift performs during the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, Dec. 13, 2019.
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Taylor Swift performs during the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, Dec. 13, 2019.

Swift's hit single, "You Need to Calm Down," did just that as the music video featured a number of famous faces from the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with the simple message of acceptance. That song also led to a spike in donations to GLAAD, which functions as a nonprofit organization helping to lead conversation and dialogue to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community.

"From boldly standing up against anti-LGBTQ elected officials to shining attention on the urgent need to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination through the Equality Act, Taylor Swift proudly uses her unique ability to influence pop culture to promote LGBTQ acceptance," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

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"In a time of political and cultural division, Taylor creates music that unites and calls on her massive fan following to speak up and call for change," Ellis continued.

Past honorees of GLAAD's Vanguard Award include, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Kerry Washington, Cher, Janet Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Antonio Banderas, Demi Lovato, Whoopi Goldberg and Patricia Arquette.

PHOTO: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during, Dec. 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during, Dec. 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Accepting their 2019 GLAAD Vanguard Awards, Beyoncé paid tribute to "the most fabulous gay man" she's ever known: her uncle, who died from HIV.

Jay-Z honored his mother, Gloria Carter, who accepted a special recognition award the previous year for her brave coming out in Jay-Z's song "Smile." He thanked her for allowing him to "follow in her footsteps of spreading love and acceptance."

In addition to the Vanquard, director, producer, writer, author and advocate Janet Mock will receive GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award, named after the legendary casting director who devoted his life to raising awareness in the entertainment industry about the discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people, as well as people living with HIV.

The award is presented to "a LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting LGBTQ acceptance," according to GLAAD.

PHOTO: Janet Mock attends the 20th Annual AFI Awards, Jan. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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Janet Mock attends the 20th Annual AFI Awards, Jan. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles.

Janet Mock is known for her work as a writer, director and producer on Ryan Murphy's FX series "Pose," for which she made history as the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode of television with the landmark script, "Love Is the Message."

Ellis said, "Janet Mock is a trailblazing force for diverse and inclusive storytelling who has raised the bar for LGBTQ representation in Hollywood."

"Her passion for inclusive storytelling, combined with her undeniable talents in writing, directing, and producing, will continue to create a Hollywood where voices and stories that have been left out of the conversation are placed front and center where they belong," Ellis continued.

Swift and Mock will receive their honors at the 31st GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles this April.