Beyoncé made emotional speech about the LGBT+ community as she picked up joint GLAAD Awards together with Jay-Z
The music royalty, both strong supporters of LGBT+ rights, attended the GLAAD Awards in Los Angeles on March 28, where they jointly received the LGBT+ charity’s Vanguard Award.
Beyoncé says LGBT+ rights are human rights
In her speech, Beyoncé paid an emotional tribute to her uncle, who died during the AIDS crisis.
She said: “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.”
The singer explained: “He lived his truth, and was brave and unapologetic at 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.
“I’m hopeful that his struggled served to open pathways for other young people to live more freely. LGBTQI rights are human rights.”