Britney Spears given award by gay advocates for promoting equality

Britney Spears given award by gay advocates for promoting equality

In presenting the award, out singer Ricky Martin said that Spears "fights for acceptance in her own way".

Society has put such an emphasis on what's normal. She concluded, to cheers: "To be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing".

"Events like this, the one we are attending here tonight, show the world that we're not alone".

GLAAD's signature ampersand pin that promotes the advocacy organization's "Together Movement" was worn by almost everyone in the audience while actors like Chloe Grace Moretz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz, This Is Us actor Dennis O'Hare and GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis continued to speak the power of change. We can lift each other up and show our gifts without hesitation.

Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Patricia Arquette, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Demi Lovato, Whoopi Goldberg, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, and Sharon Stone. Thank you so much, GLAAD, and thank you to the LGBTQ community. She wrote, in the letter published exclusively by Billboard, that "You've always been so vocal about what a positive impact I've had on you".

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There he will continue his recovery and be reunited with Queen Elizabeth , his wife of over 70 years. Buckingham Palace said after the surgery that Philip was in "good spirits" and making progress.

People reports that after Spears accepted the award the show briefly fell apart.

The ceremony kicked off with host Wanda Sykes bringing her brand of humor as she cracked jokes and called out special guests of the audience.

Other highlights from the evening include Brit posing for a photo with Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy.

Waithe's "Thanksgiving" episode within Aziz Ansari's hit Netflix show saw her come out to her mother, played by Angela Bassett-a rare depiction of an LGBTQ story in mainstream media executed thoughtfully, with equal parts emotional depth and humor. "So thank you, Britney!". The ceremony will air on Logo at 8PM EST on Wednesday, April 18.

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