Beyonce revealed her uncle’s battle with HIV was “one of the painful experiences” she has been by means of as she accepted an award for being an ally to the LGBT group.
The American pop star and husband Jay-Z obtained an accolade for his or her contribution to the homosexual group at GLAAD’s media awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
The couple devoted their award to Beyonce’s uncle Johnny, who died of HIV-related issues.
Of their acceptance speech, Beyonce stated she was “overwhelmed” with the award and known as for individuals to “love and assist these closest to you”.
She grew to become emotional as she recalled Johnny’s HIV battle, prompting Jay-Z to place his hand on her again.
The Loopy In Love singer stated there was “stigma” in black households about accepting homosexual kinfolk, and added that her uncle “lived his reality, he was courageous and unapologetic throughout a time when this nation wasn’t as accepting”.
Jay-Z additionally paid tribute to his mom, Gloria Carter, who got here out as a lesbian when she featured on the rapper’s tune Smile in 2017.
He stated: “Thanks, GLAAD, for this superb honour and having us this night. Life, this journey, is crammed with highs, lows and a variety of studying.
“It is a momentous night time and I additionally need to honour my mom who obtained an award final 12 months.”
The Vanguard Award, which Beyonce and Jay Z have been introduced with, honours “allies who’ve made a major distinction in selling acceptance of LGBTQ individuals”.
Different winners on the night time have been Netflix present Queer Eye for finest actuality programme and teenage romance Love, Simon for excellent movie.