Jennifer Lopez will be honored next month at the GLAAD Media Awards for supporting gay rights and producing The Fosters, the story of a lesbian couple and their family.
The singer/actress will be given The Vanguard Award April 12, an honor previously won by Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Kristin Chenoweth, Whoopi Goldberg Liza Minnelli, Sharon Stone and Elizabeth Taylor.
She earned the award for executive producing the ABC Family show which focuses on a gay couple (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum) raising a blend of biological, adopted and foster kids.
Through her work to bring The Fosters to life and by consistently speaking out as a powerful ally, Jennifer Lopez has not only sent a message of acceptance to LGBT adults and young people, but inspired new support for our community among her many fans around the globe,” said GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis. “Family is about love, and that’s a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters.