The power couple will be honoured for “promoting equal rights for LGBT people” at the 30th annual LGBTQ ceremony.
The musicians are set to receive GLAAD’s (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Vanguard Award at the event which holds on March 28th in Los Angeles.
The award goes to members in the entertainment industry “who does not identify as LGBT but who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT people.” According to a statement from GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis Jay & Bey are “global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people.”
This will be JAY-Z’s second year in a row getting award by the GLAAD Media Awards. Last year
He got a Special Recognition Award for the song “Smile” from his album 4:44, which was based around the revelation that his mother is a lesbian.
Previous Vanguard winners include Britney Spears, Cher, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, Janet Jackson, Charlize Theron, and Jennifer Aniston.