Britney Spears Receives the GLAAD Vanguard Award

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Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Antonio Banderas and Demi Lovato are among the award's past recipients. She could be one of those stars with a huge LGBTQ following that says nothing and does nothing. The Sleepover singer, who along with Ricky were staples on MTV in the late '90s and early 2000s, followed her friend with a speech about the endless love she has received in her career.

"I feel like our society has put such an emphasis on what's 'normal, ' and to be different is unusual or seen as odd", she said.

The pop star was recognised for her continued support for the LGBTQ+ community, telling those gathered at the Beverly Hilton hotel that 'to be accepted unconditionally and to be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing. It's such an honor to be here.

Waithe echoed that sentiment on Thursday night, saying, "I saw her Oscar speech and knew I could do anything, so I'm always grateful to you".

Thanking everyone involved in honouring her, the singer reiterated her gratitude.

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People reports that after Spears accepted the award the show briefly fell apart.

"Britney broke the damn show".

The ceremony kicked off with host Wanda Sykes bringing her brand of humor as she cracked jokes and called out special guests of the audience. She added that both being a mother and having such a loving fan base has shown her what it means to love unconditionally.

Spears also shared a snap of herself posing with Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon, gay athletes who competed at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang this year.

Other winners included This Is Us for Outstanding Drama Series, Andi Mack for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming, Brooklyn Nine-Nine for Outstanding Comedy Series, A Fantastic Woman for Outstanding Film, When We Rise for Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series, The Bold and the handsome for Outstanding Daily Drama and the Thanksgiving episode of Netflix's Master of None, which featured a mother struggling to accept her daughter's sexuality, winning Outstanding Individual Episode, among others. The episode, which also earned Waithe an Emmy, focused on Waithe's character Denise coming out to her family. The 29th annuald GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo, April 18 at 8pm.

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