MAK­ING WAVES BRIT­NEY SPEARS

USA TODAY Weekend Extra - - LIFE -

Brit­ney Spears’ mere pres­ence shut down the GLAAD Me­dia Awards Thurs­day night. A cou­ple min­utes of Spears ac­cept­ing an award at the event that hon­ors in­clu­sion on­screen was enough to dis­rupt the en­tire event. Spears, a long­time LGBTQ ad­vo­cate and gay icon, was at the Bev­erly Hil­ton to ac­cept the Van­guard Award. The pop star went into a very brief speech about how so­ci­ety has “put such an em­pha­sis on what’s nor­mal” and treats things that are dif­fer­ent “as strange.” She said: “To be able to ex­press your­self as an in­di­vid­ual through art is such a bless­ing.”

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