April 21, 2016


Mariah Carey To Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

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Mariah Carey is receiving a great honor at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards on May 14, where the diva will get the Ally Award, Billboard reports. Director Lee Daniels, who worked with Mariah on 2009's Precious, is set to present the award.

The LGBTQ organization honors "a media figure who has consistently used their platform to support and advance LGBT equality and acceptance." Janet JacksonCher, Russell Simmons, Elizabeth Taylor and Patti LaBelle have all received it.

GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis shared this in a statement:

“Through her music and outspoken support, Mariah Carey has inspired and empowered countless LGBT fans across the globe. She is a longtime ally and friend to the LGBT community who has worked tirelessly to move acceptance and inclusion forward.”

Laverne Cox will host the GLAAD Media Awards at NYC's Waldorf Astoria. Earlier this month, Demi Lovato received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award during its Los Angeles ceremonyThe cast of Fuse's Transcendent also attended—the show was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program.