Britney Spears as well as also Jim Parsons Among Top Honorees at Glaad Awards

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Britney Spears, at the Glaad Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. She received the Vanguard Award, for an entertainer who has gone above as well as also beyond to promote equality.

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Britney Spears, the NBC show “This specific can be Us” as well as also Jim Parsons were all top honorees at the 2018 Glaad Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

yet the item was Ms. Spears, receiving the Vanguard Award, presented by Ricky Martin, who was the most highly anticipated event of the night.

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“I feel like our society has always put such an emphasis on what’s normal as well as also to be different can be unusual or seen as strange,” Ms. Spears said, to a standing ovation. The Vanguard Award can be for an entertainer who has gone above as well as also beyond to promote equality. “yet to be accepted unconditionally as well as also to be able to express yourself as an individual through art can be such a blessing.”

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Jim Parsons, accepting the Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

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The annual awards ceremony, right now in its 29th year, honors media efforts to be inclusive of L.G.B.T. people as well as also concerns. Mr. Parsons received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, presented by Ryan Murphy; the award can be named after the legendary casting director. “This specific can be Us” won for outstanding drama series. Glaad honored an episode via the second season of the Netflix show “Master of None,” titled “Thanksgiving,” in which Lena Waithe’s character, Denise, comes out to her family. The Fox sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was awarded outstanding comedy series.

Jay-Z received a special honor via Glaad for his song “Smile,” off his most recent album. the item features his mother, Gloria Carter, who used the song to come out.

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