JAY-Z and his wife Beyonce have got the GLAAD Media Awards for their exceptional work for LGBTQ category and they promoted equal right for them. Beyonce became emotional and advocated the LGBTQ community last Thursday. JAY-Z wore light pink tuxedo and Beyonce was looking fabulous in her tuxedo black dress. Beyonce dedicated the award to her uncle who passed away because of HIV and JAY-Z dedicated the award to his mother.
“We’re here to promote love for every human being, and change starts with supporting the people closest to you,” she began. “So let’s tell them they are loved, let’s remind them they are beautiful, let’s speak out and protect them, and parents — let’s love our kids in our truest form.”
“I want to dedicate this award to my uncle Johnny, the most fabulous gay man I have ever known, who helped raise me and my sister,” she shared. “He lived his truth and he was brave and unapologetic at a time when this country wasn’t as accepting.”
“Witnessing his battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever lived,” the singer continued, visibly emotional as JAY-Z put his hand lovingly on her back. “I’m hopeful that his struggle served to open pathways for other young people to live more freely. LGBTQI rights are human rights.”
JAY-Z said that this award is dedicated to his mother Glorua Carter. He also received the award last year when he released his song for Smile and featured his mom who is a lesbian.
“I want to honor my mother, who received the award last year,” he said. “I get to follow in her footsteps of spreading love and acceptance and her beautiful speech at the end of the song ‘Smile’ and for her allowing me to tell her story.”