Britney Spears honoured with LGBT+ accolade

Besi Besemar April 13, 2018

LGBT+ Icon receives The Vanguard Award at GLAAD’s 29th Annual Media Awards in Los Angeles.

BRITNEY Spears received The Vanguard Award at GLAAD’s 29th Annual Media Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night (April 12).

The Princess of Pop wearing a revealing, creation by Giannina Azar and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels was presented with the prestigious honour by latin super star Ricky Martin.

During her acceptance speech, she said: “Society has always put such an emphasis on what’s normal, and to be different is unusual or seen as strange, but to be accepted unconditionally and to be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing.”

Adding: “Events like this… the one we’re at here tonight… show the world that we are not alone. We can all join hands together here and know that we are all beautiful. And we can lift each other up and show our gifts without hesitation.”

“Being a mother has shown me what it means to love unconditionally, and you all in this room have shown me throughout my career what it means to be loved unconditionally. It’s such an honour to be here. Thank you so much to GLAAD. Thank you to the LGBT+ community and all of my friends.”

Britney will perform her complete Las Vegas Show, Piece of me on the main stage at Brighton Pride on Saturday, August 4.

Tickets are still available at the Sussex Beacon Charity Shop, 129 St James Street, Brighton.

The full list of winners and honorees are as follows:

♦ Vanguard Award: Britney Spears
♦ Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Jim Parsons 
♦ Outstanding Drama Series: This Is Us (NBC)
♦ Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBTQ character): Thanksgiving Master of None (Netflix)
♦ Outstanding Kids & Family Programming winner: Andi Mack (Disney Channel)
♦ Outstanding Comedy Series: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
♦ Outstanding Film – Limited Release: A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics)
♦ Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series: When We Rise (ABC)
♦ Outstanding Comic Book: Black Panther: World of Wakanda (Marvel Comics)
♦ Outstanding Daily Drama: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
♦ Outstanding Digital Journalism Article: Why Bisexual Men Are Still Fighting to Convince Us They Exist by Samantha Allen (Splinter)
♦ Outstanding Blog: TransGriot (