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Beyonce & Jay-Z Set To Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards 2019!

Beyonce and Jay-Z are receiving a major honor!

The superstar pair are set to be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards, which is being held in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28th.

The annual show honors media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. The Vanguard Award is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.

“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. “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. 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.”

Madonna to Receive Advocate for Change Award at GLAAD Media Awards 2019

Madonna is set to receive the Advocate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 4, 2019.

Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it is only fitting to honor and celebrate our biggest advocate at GLAAD’s biggest event ever,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “From the HIV crisis to international LGBTQ issues, she fearlessly pushes for a world where LGBTQ people are accepted. Her music and art have been life-saving outlets for LGBTQ people over the years and her affirming words and actions have changed countless hearts and minds.”

Madonna is the second person ever to receive this award, and the first woman to be awarded the honor. Bill Clinton previously won in 2013. Congrats to Madonna!

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards if you missed it.

GLAAD Media Awards 2019 Nominations - Full List of Nominees Revealed!

The nominations for the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards are in!

The annual show, which honors media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues, revealed the nominee list on Friday (January 25).

Musical acts like Kim Petras, Janelle Monae, Troye Sivan, Brockhampton and Hayley Kiyoko are all up for awards this year, as well as films like Love, Simon, Crazy Rich Asians and Deadpool 2.

The 2019 GLAAD Media Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 28th, and in New York on Saturday, May 4th.

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' Deemed Ineligible at GLAAD Awards Amid Bryan Singer Allegations

GLAAD has announced that the movie Bohemian Rhapsody is no longer eligible to receive an Outstanding Film nomination at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards following the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against the film’s director Bryan Singer.

The nominations for the awards will be announced on Friday morning (January 25), but do not expect to see the Queen biopic represented.

“In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove Bohemian Rhapsody from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year. This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light a reality that cannot be ignored or even tacitly rewarded,” GLAAD said in a statement to Variety.

Singer’s response to The Atlantic story wrongfully used ‘homophobia’ to deflect from sexual assault allegations and GLAAD urges the media and the industry at large to not gloss over the fact that survivors of sexual assault should be put first,” the statement continued.

Time’s Up also spoke out in tandem, saying, “The recent allegations regarding Bryan Singer’s behavior are horrifying and MUST be taken seriously and investigated.”

Bohemian Rhapsody just received five Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture.