Singer Madonna holds up her award during the 30th annual GLAAD awards ceremony.
Popular singer Madonna was among the many artistes who were honoured at GLAAD Media Awards New York.
Following the Los Angeles ceremony in March, the 30th GLAAD Media Awards went to New York to continue honouring the celebrities, films, shows and media organisations that have made strides in supporting the LGBTQ+ community this past year.
Drag superstar Shangela hosted the event, which presented Madonna with the Advocate for Change award and host Andy Cohen with the Vito Russo award, reports variety.com.
She gave an emotional speech.
"Growing up I always felt like an outsider, like I didn't fit in. It wasn't because I didn't shave under my armpits, I just didn't fit in," the 60-year-old said in her acceptance speech.
The singer also paid tribute to her first dance teacher and mentor, a gay man named Christopher Flynn.
"He was my ballet teacher in high school and he was the first person that believed in me. That made me feel special as a dancer, as an artist and as a human being. I know this sounds trivial and superficial but he was the first man to tell me that I was beautiful.
"He took me to my first gay club in downtown Detroit. I told my dad I was having a sleepover at a girlfriend's house - that got me grounded for the rest of the summer."
Madonna also honoured her other close friends who died.
"After I lost my best friend and roommate Martin Burgoyne and then Keith Haring, happy birthday Keith, I decided to take up the bull horn and really fight back," Madonna said, reports people.com
Recently, the pop star performed the single "Medellin" from her upcoming 14th album "Madame X" with singer Maluma and five hologram-like avatars of herself at the Billboard Music Awards.
Indo-Asian News Service
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.
The Bey Hive was feeling the love Friday over Beyonce's release of the album "The Lion King: The Gift," which the pop queen dropped as a sister piece to her new film, a remake of the Disney classic.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama sent a letter, Stevie Wonder sang, and Snoop Dogg called slain rapper Nipsey Hussle a "peace advocate" at a Los Angeles memorial on Thursday attended by family members, friends and thousands of fans.
Carel lent his mellifluous tones to a dazzling array of animated characters from Winnie the Pooh and Kermit the Frog on "The Muppet Show" to Kaa the snake in "The Jungle Book".
A number of influencers and celebrities have come under fire for attending parties at a time when large gatherings are banned, and posting about them on social media.
Swara Bhasker on Wednesday called out Kangana Ranaut for her caustic comments against veteran actress and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan.