Beyoncé and Jay-Z will be honoured for ‘promoting the acceptance of LGBTQ people’ at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The power couple has been chosen to receive the Vanguard Award at the Los Angeles ceremony on March 28 in recognition of their LGBTQ allyship.

Previous prominent Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Janet Jackson, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears.

Jay-Z’s mum Gloria Carter accepted the Special Recognition Award for her son at last year’s ceremony (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Ketel One Family-Made Vodka)

‘Beyoncé and Jay-Z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people,’ said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement.

‘When Beyoncé and Jay-Z speak, the world becomes inspired and when it comes to LGBTQ people, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear.beyonce

‘We could not be prouder to stand with them to send a message of love during the biggest LGBTQ event in the world and to honour their work to bend the arc of justice forward for LGBTQ people, people of colour, and marginalised communities everywhere.’