Beyonce, Jay Z to Receive GLAAD Vanguard Award

Beyonce and Jay-Z in concert, 'On The Run II Tour', Santa Clara, USA - 29 Sep 2018

Beyoncé and Jay Z will receive the Vanguard Award for being allies to the LGBTQ community at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Per a statement, GLAAD’s Vanguard Award is presented to people who “have made a significant difference promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.” It continued, “Beyoncé and Jay Z are longtime allies and supporters of the LGBTQ community who use their global platforms to share messages that inspire and change the world for the better.”

GLAAD noted the work that both Jay Z and Beyoncé have done throughout their careers on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Beyoncé, for instance, notably spoke out against North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ “Bathroom Bill” in 2016, while she also posted a message in support of LGBTQ students after President Donald Trump withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in 2017. (read more)

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