May 16, 2016


Mariah Carey Accepts GLAAD Ally Award: Watch Her Speech

Last night Mariah Carey was given the ally award at the 2016 GLAAD Awards. It's a prestigious honor, and Carey gave a really funny, really heartfelt speech about LGBTQ culture.

She kicked things off with an acrostic about equality:

“I had to learn a whole new alphabet to introduce and not un-include people… I don’t want to do it wrong. I decided that if I have to memorize it, I might as well elaborate on it. So we have L: legendary. G: gorgeous. B: beautiful — all of you beautiful people! T: tantalizing, and even Q for quality!” 

She concluded with:

“Thank you for the unconditional love, because it’s very difficult for me to have that. I haven’t experienced much of it…I wish all of you love, peace, harmony, and as my five-year old son likes to say: boobies and butts!”

Watch the speech above. When you're done, click through our list of artists who subvert gender and sexuality norms.