Britney Spears was glowing at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in LA on Thursday. The 36-year-old singer was honored with the Vanguard Award for her contributions in promoting equality and acceptance towards members of the LGBTQ+ community. "This is so incredibly amazing!" she said during a heartfelt speech to the crowd. "I feel like our society has put such an emphasis on what's 'normal,' and to be different is unusual or seen as strange," she continued. "But to be accepted unconditionally and to be able to express yourself as an individual through art is such a blessing."
The Las Vegas performer praised the event for uplifting those who may feel like an outcast. "We can all join hands together here and know that we are all beautiful and we can lift each other up and show our gifts without hesitation," she said. "Being a mother has shown me what it means to love unconditionally, and you all in this room have shown me throughout my career what it means to be loved unconditionally. It's such an honor to be here. Thank you so much, GLAAD, and thank you to the LGBTQ community."
The proud mom of two also thanked her family, friends, and fans. "I love you very much," she shared. Britney capped off her fun night by attending the event with her (very handsome) boyfriend, Sam Asghari, and posing for pictures with the equally handsome singer and actor Ricky Martin. The pop diva also met Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy after, giving them a shout out on Twitter during this year's Winter Olympics.
Read on to see more photos of Britney's epic night out, and watch her moving speech before the show airs on LOGO on April 18.