Beyonce and Jay-Z will receive the Vanguard Award at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.
The Vanguard Award is given to artists who have promoted acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Past honorees have included Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Britney Spears, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, and others.
GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people."
She continued, "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."