GLAAD awards Beyonce and Jay Z for being allies

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The LGBT media charity has announced that they are going to honor Mr. and Mrs. Carter with the Vanguard Award. This award is given to the allies of the rainbow community who use their popularity as a platform for promoting diversity and acceptance and spreading human rights awareness in general and LGBT awareness in part to the wide audience. “Beyoncé and Jay-Z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, explaining why the Carters were chosen for this award. “We could not be prouder to stand with them to send a message of love during the biggest LGBTQ event in the world and to honor their work to bend the arc of justice forward for LGBTQ people, people of color, and marginalized communities everywhere,” the CEO added. GLAAD noted that Beyoncé and Jay-Z have campaigned for marriage equality for years, and Jay Z even wrote a song about his lesbian mother Gloria Carter, who featured on the track.

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