LOS ANGELES – Beyonce became emotional on Thursday when she and her husband Jay Z were honored as allies of the LGBTQ community.

"We're here to promote the love of everyone," said Beyonce, standing on stage with Jay Z at the GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "And change starts with the support of the people closest to you, let them be loved, remind them that they are beautiful, tell them to protect them, and parents, we want our children in

Beyonce has been awarded the GLAAD Vanguard Award and paid tribute to her dead uncle Johnny, "The Most Fabulous Gay Man I've Ever Knew," she said.

Her uncle helped raise her and her sister Solange Knowles, she said. "He lived his truth, he was brave and unappealing at a time when this country was unacceptable, and it was one of the most painful experiences I've ever experienced," Beyonce said, choking his hand as Jay Z laid her back. "I hope that his fight served other people's way to a freer life."

"LGBTQI- Rights are human rights, choosing who you love is your human right, "the pop star added, before citing her own song" Formation. " "To whom you make love and bring (expletive) to Red Lobster is your human right." The crowd cheered.

Janet Mock and Lena Waithe were among those who toasted the couple at the event, which also honored Sean Hayes and hosted Gwyneth Paltrow. "When we heard your 4:44 album, we all knew it was an instant classic, but the song Smile made it revolutionary," Waithe said, pointing to the track Jay Z's mother, Gloria Carter, had on played lesbian.

"The line" Love you love because life is not guaranteed "is a line I'll never forget." Waithe continued as he called out the tune, "a modern spiritual reminder of those who hide their time

Yet it was perhaps Shangela who had stolen all night.

The famous drag performer performed an epic Beyonce tribute performance that mimicked the pop star's choreography.