Finally evening’s Grammy Honors event, “Damage My Heart” vocalist Beyoncé climaxed for the majority of Grammy wins, with 32. Not just did she come to be the GOAT finally evening’s occasion, however she once more shown to be an ally to the LGBTQ as well as HIV neighborhoods.
While approving the Grammy for Ideal Dance/Electronic Songs Cd, for Renaissance, Beyoncé thanked her family members as well as followers as well as provided a genuine shout-out to “the queer area for your love as well as for developing this style” as well as to her departed uncle Johnny, whom she stated existed in spirit.
Participants of the Hive– as Beyoncé’s followers call themselves– as well as viewers of POZ currently understand why her uncle was especially pertinent to this honor. He was gay, as well as the cd Renaissance is a historic tribute to the dancing songs style so accepted by LGBTQ individuals.
In 2019, Beyoncé as well as other half Jay-Z were the Lead guest of honors at the yearly media honors event by GLAAD, a nationwide LGBTQ campaigning for company. Throughout that speech, she specified on her love of the queer area as well as her uncle Johnny:
” Well, to start with, I’m bewildered. We were not anticipating those amazing speakers. I’m simply incredibly recognized as well as bewildered. I have actually currently sobbed, placed a run in my equipping from Shangela. I would certainly state that a person of one of the most lovely memories of my scenic tour was watching out from the phase every evening as well as seeing the hardest mobster capturing out right alongside one of the most magnificent queen– complete out– valuing as well as commemorating each various other.[Responding to audience member: That’s how we do!]
” That’s the elegance of an excellent collaboration– attaching individuals that in the beginning look appear to be globes apart. Whether it’s our followers or our family members, the LGBTQIA area has actually constantly sustained us as well as raised us up as well as we thanks men. We’re right here to advertise love for every single person, as well as modification begins with sustaining individuals closest to you. So allow’s inform them they are liked. Allow’s advise them they are lovely. Allow’s speak up as well as shield them, as well as moms and dads, allow’s like our children in their truest kind. We wish to demand that we remain to move the preconceptions in this area– specifically the preconceptions in Black family members in the direction of approving queer Black as well as brownish males and females all over the world.
” I intend to devote this honor to my uncle Johnny– one of the most magnificent gay guy I have actually ever before satisfied that aided increase me as well as my sibling. He lived his fact. He was take on as well as unapologetic throughout a time when this nation had not been as approving. Experiencing his fight with HIV was among one of the most agonizing experiences I have actually ever before lived. I’m confident that his battle offered to open up paths for various other youngsters to live even more openly.
” LGBTQIA legal rights are civils rights. To select that you like is your human right. Just how you recognize as well as see on your own is your human right. That you make love to as well as take that butt to Red Lobster is your human right.”.
To enjoy that complete speech as well as learn more about Jay-Z’s link with the LGBTQ area, look into the POZ blog site “Beyoncé Obtains Psychological as She Recognizes a Gay Uncle That Had HIV [VIDEO].”.
The 2019 GLAAD speech is additionally listed below:.
Beyoncé’s mommy, Tina Knowles-Lawson, has actually additionally talked openly regarding Johnny as well as supported for HIV as well as LGBTQ problems. In 2020, as component of the Black AIDS Institute’s “Black Voices Issue” collection, Knowles-Lawson talked in detail regarding her family members’s intimate link with HIV. She remembers shedding Johnny, whom she described as her friend, in the ’90s to the infection. She amusingly called him her spouse at the time due to the fact that he aided increase her children as well as made outfits as well as gowns for her children. For a lot more on that particular, see “See Beyoncé’s Mommy Review Her Close Background With HIV as well as COVID-19.”.
See the “Black Voices Issue” launching listed below:.
Last May, Knowles-Lawson signed up with various other social influencers for an HIV avoidance as well as therapy project as well as civil service statement called “Me in You, You in Me.” For information as well as to enjoy the PSAs, see “See Beyoncé’s Mommy, an OnlyFans Celebrity as well as a Sports Expert Tackle HIV.”.