Beyoncé and Jay-Z are spreading love. The couple attended the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night (March 28) in Los Angeles, where they gave a powerful speech.
After the couple received the Vanguard Award, which is presented to celebrities and notables who have made a big difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people, Beyonce got emotional when honoring her late uncle, who passed away from HIV.
“I want to dedicate this award to my Uncle Johnny, the most fabulous gay man that I have ever known…who helped raise me and my sister. He lived his truth. He was brave and unapologetic during a time when this country wasn’t as accepting, and witnessing his battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever lived,” she said choking back tears.
“I am hopeful that his struggle served to open pathways for other young people to live more freely. LGBTQI rights are human rights,” she added.
She then went on to express her pride for her husband Jay-Z.
“I just want to say to you, Jay, that I am so proud of you for making incredible strides towards changing stigmas in the hip-hop community. It’s a privilege to watch you take those steps and to stand right next to you. I love you and we’re super grateful and honored.”
Congratulations to the Jay-Z and Beyońce for the honor.