Jennifer Lopez accepted the top honor at the organization's 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, April 12th.
The actress accepted the Vanguard Award from fellow boricua Rita Moreno for her work as an executive producer on the ABC Family drama series, The Fosters.
According to US Weekly, the global superstar took the stage to accept her award and share her personal motivations for spearheading the drama about a lesbian couple raising five children, four of whom are adopted. "When the opportunity to produce the show first came my way, I asked myself, 'Do I do this or do I not do this?' she said. "Being in the media, being in the public eye, it's a bitch sometimes... I knew that the show would be controversial because of the subject matter."
Lopez, 44, said she listened to her heart and gut when making the choice to produce The Fosters, which also took home the award for Oustanding Drama Series. "I've always felt tremendous love to the LGBT community and the LGBT community has always supported me and returned that love," she gushed. "That was one reason I wanted to produce this." The other reason? "Was my Aunt Myrza," she said.
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