Mariah Carey to be Honored at the Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The singer has been a longtime ally of the LGBT community.

GLAAD just announced they will honor Mariah Carey at their 27th annual Media Awards in New York City on May 14th, 2016. Carey will be presented GLAAD’s Ally Award, by director Lee Daniels, for consistently using her platform to, “support and advance LGBT equality and acceptance.”

In a press release, GLAAD explained why Carey is the perfect recipient for the award, whose previous honorees include, Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Jackson, and Cher.

“Carey has long embraced her LGBT fan base worldwide, consistently sending messages of support in media interviews and gracing the cover of OUT Magazine. She has participated in GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying campaign, Spirit Day, wearing purple to show her support for LGBT youth.

“In addition to appearing in the LGBT-inclusive film Precious, the global superstar has tirelessly voiced her support for marriage equality. Carey has also spoken lovingly about the important role a gay couple played in her childhood, saying they were ‘my template for a great relationship.'”

The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will take place on May 14th, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. 

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