Hayley Kiyoko Named Push Artist of the Year!

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: VMA award winner Hayley Kiyoko poses backstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

A big congratulations to Hayley Kiyoko AKA Lesbian Jesus on her MTV VMA win!

If you missed the awards ceremony, she delivered one of her best performances yet and was stunning as always in a dress by designer STELLO. I was working on a deadline and am sad I missed it in real time, but fortunately got to see it this morning. Like you, I am a big fan, and we gotta love her even more for the moment she screamed #20GAYTEEN!!!! after winning the moon person. She also graciously thanked her fans.

 

Watch her acceptance speech courtesy of MTV

I chatted with Hayley by phone last March just before she went on her EXPECTATIONS tour, and you can check out that interview HERE as well as a second interview when we attended a live performance.

Exclusive: Hayley Kiyoko on her debut album EXPECTATIONS

Congratulations Hayley, from all of us at AfterEllen, and thank you for bringing lesbian visibility to MTV, and to the world stage. #20GAYTEEN!