Jennifer Lopez to be Honored by GLAAD

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Jennifer Lopez is being recognized once again for being one of the biggest LGBT supporters!

According to Billboard, Lopez will be honored at the GLAAD awards next month. The LGBT advocacy organization announced Monday that J.Lo will receive the Vanguard Award for her support of marriage equality and the LGBT community.

"When it comes to gay marriage, I just believe in love," Lopez told GLAAD. "I believe that when two people find each other and love each other, they should be able to spend their lives together with all the same benefits and privileges as everyone."

The Vanguard Award is presented to artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

"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," GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement, according to E! News.

"Family is about love, and that's a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters."

The GLAAD Media Awards will take place April 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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