“Gloria Carter was on hand to accept a Special Recognition Award at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on Saturday. She and Jay-Z were honored for “Smile,” a track off his 4:44 album that addressed her publicly coming out as gay. Carter was presented with the award by another prominent gay woman, Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts”...
She went on to discuss the profound effect that finding love had on her. “Love gave me the courage to take the power that I allowed other people to have over my life for fear of them revealing my secret that wasn’t really a secret,” Carter said. “Here I am, I’m loving, I’m respectful, I’m productive, and I’m a human being who has a right to love who I love. So everybody, just smile, be free. Thank you, and God bless.”
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