Pitchfork is reporting that Beyonce and Jay-Z will be honoured at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards set to be held this month.
According to the media house, the couple will be given this year’s Vanguard Award, which recognizes “allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.” Previous recipients include Janet Jackson, Cher, Demi Lovato, and Britney Spears.
In a statement, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, “Beyoncé and JAY-Z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people. When Beyoncé and JAY-Z speak, the world becomes inspired and when it comes to LGBTQ people, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear.”
Musical artists nominated at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards include Janelle Monáe, Christine and the Queens, SOPHIE, Troye Sivan, BROCKHAMPTON, and Brandi Carlile. Two ceremonies will take place: one in Los Angeles on March 28 and another in New York City on May 4.