ICYMI: Beyonce Reveals Her Favorite Uncle Died From AIDS

Beyonce attended the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards with her husband, Jay Z to accept the Vanguard Award as a couple.

The Vanguard Award is awarded to entertainment professionals who do not identify as LGBT but have made a great impact on equality for the LGBT community.

Beyonce dedicated the award to her late Uncle Johnny who she described as “the most fabulous gay man I have ever known”.  During their acceptance speech, Beyonce revealed her uncle’s battle with HIV as one of the most painful things she has ever witnessed.  See more of Beyonce’s speech here.

Beyonce’s story about her uncle is another reminder of the many Black families who have dealt with the effects of HIV/AIDS.  Let’s continue to honor our loved ones and share these stories.

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