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Beyonce, Jay-Z to be honoured at GLAAD Media Awards

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. The power couple will be honored for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance at the GLAAD Media Awards on March 28. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 11, 2019 - 9:40 AM

NEW YORK - Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting recognized for achievements outside of music: The power couple will be honoured at the GLAAD Media Awards for accelerating LGBTQ acceptance.

GLAAD announced Monday that the Carters will receive its Vanguard Award at its 30th annual awards on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The award, previously given to Cher, Janet Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Antonio Banderas, honours "allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people," GLAAD said.

GLAAD said Beyonce, who has a large gay fanbase, is being recognized for speaking out about marriage equality nationwide; for including members of the LBGTQ community in her music videos; and for dedicating one of her performances to the victims and survivors of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

Jay-Z received the GLAAD Special Recognition Award last year for his song and video for "Smile," which featured his mother Gloria Carter, who is a lesbian. GLAAD said the rap icon is being honoured because of his inclusion of LGBTQ artists in his work, from Janet Mock to James Baldwin, and for his support of marriage equality.

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