Kacey Musgraves and Lily Rose were among the honorees at the first half of the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday (April 2), Musgraves received the Vanguard Award, which is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people. Rose received Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist for her album Stronger Than I Am. Rose is the first country artist to win the all-genre award.
“I’ve known I was part of the LGBTQ community for 15 years now, but to be nominated with a GLAAD Award in country music is something I’m really really proud of,” shared Rose just moments before the surprise reveal from GLAAD’s Anthony Ramos. “[There are] things that we all have our eyes on in some capacity, but there are ones that are really important, and that’s what’s making me emotional. How important this is. I’m really thankful for people like Shane McAnally and Brandi Carlile and so many other folks, even Ellen [Degeneres] in entertainment in general, that walked so we could run. We still have a long way to go, and this right here is a huge win. A huge win for country music. I’m humbled.”
During the ceremony, Musgraves performed “Rainbow,” the closing song on her Grammy-winning 2018 album Golden Hour, dedicating it to the LGBTQ community. In a Tweet after the event, Musgraves expressed her love for the LGBTQIA+ community, saying she would not be who she is without them.
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) April 3, 2022
The second half of the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards will be held at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York on May 6. Hulu will be the official streaming partner for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, with the event premiering on the platform on April 16.
Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the world’s most visible annual LGBTQ awards show.
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