Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Be Honored at 2019 GLAAD Media Awards
by Denver Lark
GLAAD, the popular media advocacy group unveiled that Beyonce and Jay-Z will be honored with the Vanguard Award at this year’s 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Both Beyonce and Jay-Z will be honored for their work accelerating LGBTQ acceptance.
The Vanguard Award is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people and their community. At last year’s GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, Jay-Z was honored for his music video “Smile,” in which his mother Gloria Carter came out.
A few of the previous honorees include Cher, Elizabeth Taylor Jennifer Aniston, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, and last year’s recipient Britney Spears.
“Beyoncé and Jay- Z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “When Beyoncé and Jay-Z speak, the world becomes inspired and when it comes to LGBTQ people, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear. We could not be prouder to stand with them to send a message of love during the biggest LGBTQ event in the world and to honor their work to bend the arc of justice forward for LGBTQ people, people of color, and marginalized communities everywhere.”
The 2019 GLAAD Media Awards will take place on March 28 in Los Angeles.