Elton John Nominated For GLAAD Award

Elton John picked up a nomination for outstanding musical artist from the GLAAD Media Awards, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization.

Facing off against the 66-year-old singer for the award will be fellow pop star Lady Gaga, English electronic music duo Goldfrapp, Canadian indie-rockers Tegan and Sara, and Grammy award winning indie band Vampire Weekend.

"This year has brought momentous progress for LGBT people and families and our nominees have created images and stories that continue to challenge misconceptions, shatter stereotypes, and change hearts and minds of millions all across the globe," GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, said in a statement announcing the nominations.

The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards are scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on April 12 and New York on May 3.

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