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Jay-Z and Beyonce Honored With the Vanguard Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards

The superstar couple were honoured during the organisation’s 30th annual awards, which “recognises and honours media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives”.

The couple took the stage and Jay honor his mother while Beyonce gives an emotional tribute to her uncle who died of complications due to HIV

“I want to honor my mother who received the award last year,” Jay said. “I get to follow in her footsteps of spreading love.”

“I want to dedicate this award to my Uncle Johnny, the most fabulous gay man who help raised me and my sister,” she said. “He lived his truth and he was brave and unapologetic during a time when this country was not accepting. His battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences of my life. I’m hopeful that his struggle served to open pathways for other young people to live more freely.”

Jay went on to say, “LGBTQ+ rights are human rights. To choose who you love is your human right. Who you make love to and take that ass to Red Lobster is your human right.”

 

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