Video: The Many Ways Madonna Has Championed LGBTQ Equality Over The Years

The pop icon turns 60 on August 16.

Madonna has touched the lives of millions of people around the world—especially her LGBTQ fans—through her music, movies, style, and attitude.

To celebrate the star’s birthday, we’re showing appreciation for the many ways Madge has championed LGBTQ visibility and equality. From incorporating queer dancers in her music videos to speaking out against bigotry and bullying, the “Material Girl” has always had our backs.

Happy Birthday, Madonna!

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.