Britney Spears received the GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Vanguard Award from Ricky Martin at the group’s Los Angeles gala on Thursday night.

Martin said Spears “could be one of those stars with a huge LGBTQ following that says nothing and does nothing but instead, she uses her platform to remind audiences around the globe that intolerance is unacceptable.”

Although, I was never a huge fan of Britney the performer, I’ve always loved her as an individual.

She’s humble, sincere, down-to-earth and has managed to keep her life private instead of making a circus out of it like many other thirsty celebrities out there (aka Kanye kardashian, Madonna, Beyawnce, etc). Well deserved, Britney!!!