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Cox, Carey talk importance of GLAAD at annual awards

Mariah Carey is no stranger to honors and awards, but the pop star said that her GLAAD Ally Award, which she received at the annual event on Saturday in New York, was something more.

"Some awards are about statistics and things like that, and some are about like something a little more real. Do you know what I mean?" Carey said on the red carpet. "This feels like one of those moments, so I think it's great"

"Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels presented his longtime best friend and "Precious" co-star Carey with the honor. "Mariah is one of us," said Daniels, who is openly gay.

In accepting the award, Carey said with a...