This past Thursday saw GLAAD hosting their 30th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles. During the event, the Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) were both awarded GLAAD’s Vanguard Award. During their acceptance, Jay-Z honored his mother, and spoke on what her coming out meant to him; Beyoncé spoke on her Uncle Johnny, who tragically passed away due to complications from HIV:
“I want to dedicate this award to my Uncle Johnny, the most fabulous gay man who help raised me and my sister… 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.”
Bey also made clear their stance on human rights:
“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.”
Check out the moment below.
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