GLAAD will honor singer, songwriter and
actress Mariah Carey at next month's 27th annual GLAAD
Media Awards in New York City.
At the event, director Lee Daniels
(Empire) will present Carey with the group's Ally Award, which
is given to a “media figure who has consistently used their
platform to support and advance LGBT equality and acceptance.”
“Through her music and outspoken
support, Mariah Carey has inspired and empowered countless LGBT fans
across the globe,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.
“She is a longtime ally and friend to the LGBT community who has
worked tirelessly to move acceptance and inclusion forward.”
GLAAD previously announced that Robert
De Niro will also be honored at the event.
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