Jennifer Lopez to receive GLAAD Vanguard award

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Latin music superstar and American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez, is set to be honored at the GLAAD Awards and will be receiving the Vanguard award.

GLAAD, which is a LGBT advocacy organization, announced that Lopez would be honored with the Vanguard award, which is presented to artists and industry professionals who through their work have increased visibility and understand of the LGBT community, Billboard reported.

Lopez has been very out spoken about her support of the LGBT community in the media along with her work. Lopez is a producer of ABC Family's The Fosters, which is a GLAAD Media Award-nominated drama series.

The awards will be taking place next month.

GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis explained why Lopez was the chosen honoree for the award. "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. Family is about love, and that's a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters," said Ellis.

Lopez is as always staying busy, she is working on another album and she said that her album was inspired by her break up from Marc Anthony,
Daily Mail added.

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