Beyonce and Jay -Z awarded for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance

Beyonce, Jay-Z dedicate GLAAD award to gay family members

In many countries, Gays and Lesbians have been termed as bad omen and it’s a taboo to discuss homosexuality.

However, Music superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z and been advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

The two superstars have been honored by advocacy group GLAAD as allies of gay and transgender people and the couple dedicated the award to gay family members.

At the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, the couple received the Vanguard Award for their work “accelerating LGBTQ acceptance.”

Beyonce has spoken out against laws that discriminate against gay and transgender people and has included them in her videos, the group said.

Beyonce dedicated the honor to an uncle who she said helped raise her and her sister and was “the most fabulous gay man I’ve ever known.”

“Witnessing his battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences that I’ve ever lived,” Beyonce said.

Beyonce and Jay-Z pose with their GLAAD awards on March 28, 2019.

“I’m hopeful his struggle opened pathways for young people to live more freely.”

Standing next to Beyonce on stage, Jay-Z praised his mother, Gloria Carter. The singer’s 2017 song “Smile” revealed that his mother was a lesbian.

“I get to follow in her footsteps of spreading love and acceptance,” he said.

Jay Z said, “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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