Britney Spears is to be honoured as a gay icon at a forthcoming celebration of modern pop culture.
The singer will receive the Always Next, Forever Now Award at the second annual NewNowNext prizegiving, which pays homage to role models within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The ceremony, to be hosted by RuPaul, will be aired on U.S. network MTV's gay-themed station Logo on 13 June (09).