Beyoncé Tearfully Honors Late Uncle During Emotional Acceptance Speech at GLAAD Awards

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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.

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“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.

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“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.