Hayley Kiyoko Talks 2019 Hashtag as #20GAYTEEN Comes to a Close (Or Does It?)

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The pop star obtained Billboard's Rising Star award at Thursday night time's Women in Music occasion.

Hayley Kiyoko’s viral hashtag #20GAYTEEN kicked off a yr of LGBTQ visibility like we’ve by no means seen -- and her followers are questioning what 2019’s tagline might be. Turns out, #20GAYTEEN isn’t going wherever.

“#20GAYTEEN by no means ends,” Kiyoko instructed Billboard at Thursday night time’s Billboard Women in Music occasion. “It’s the spirit inside."

Kiyoko -- who obtained the Rising Star award on the ceremony -- additionally mirrored on her favourite moments from the yr.

“Seeing folks turn out to be extra politically conscious was so inspiring,” the pop star mentioned. “Seeing completely different artists get up for LGBTQ -- and in addition, everybody’s waking up!”

Earlier within the night, Kiyoko accepted her Rising Star honor from Lauren Jauregui with a tearful speech. Watch the emotional second above.