Beyonce gives powerful speech in honor of her HIV+ uncle at the GLAAD Media Awards
3 April 2019
Beyonce reveals her late uncle Jimmy’s battle with HIV “was one of the most painful experiences” of her life.
The ‘Formation’ singer appeared alongside her husband Jay Z to accept the Vanguard Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night (28.03.19).
The “If I Were A Boy” crooner paid tribute to her uncle in an emotional speech at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Describing him as “the most fabulous gay man I have ever met”, she said: “[He lived] his truth and was brave and unapologetic at a time when this country wasn’t as accepting. Witnessing his battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences I’ve ever lived… I’m hopeful that his struggled served to open pathways for other young people to live more freely.”
She added that “LGBTQI rights are human rights”, with the crowds cheering as she continued ...more on The Sauce