Gay ally & global superstar Jennifer Lopez will be honored at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on April 12th. Lopez will receive GLAAD's Vanguard Award, which is presented to artists & media professionals who through their work have increased visibility & understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community. Lopez is one of the Executive Producers of ABC Family's The Fosters, which is a GLAAD Media Award-nominated drama series about a lesbian couple raising a family of biological, adopted & foster children. Lopez's inspiration for producing The Fosters came from her late aunt, who faced prejudice because of her sexual orientation & was unable to have her own family. She saw the series as an opportunity to create change & tell the story of an authentic & loving family that happens to have two moms at its helm. Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD CEO & President stated, "Through her work to bring The Fosters to life & by consistently speaking out as a powerful ally, Jennifer Lopez has not only sent a message of acceptance to LGBT adults & young people, but inspired new support for our community among her many fans around the globe. Family is about love & that's a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters." Past Vanguard Award recipients include Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Kristin Chenoweth, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Hutcherson, Janet Jackson, Eric McCormack, Liza Minnelli, Sharon Stone & Elizabeth Taylor.
For More Info: glaad.org/mediaawards
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