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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Lopez serves as executive producer of the ABC Family series "The Fosters," which centers on a lesbian couple raising their children. "The Fosters" also won the award for outstanding drama series.

Other winners at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ceremony included NBC's "Days of Our Lives" for daily drama, Fuse's "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" for reality program, Tegan and Sara for music artist and "Young Avengers" for comic book. "Bridegroom" and "Call Me Kuchu" tied for the outstanding documentary trophy.

"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community. Previous recipients include Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Ellen DeGeneres and Ian McKellen.

Norman Lear, the veteran producer of such sitcoms as "All in the Family" and "Maude," was honored with the Pioneer Award.

The awards salute fair, accurate and inclusive representation in media of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Other winners will be presented at a New York ceremony on May 3.

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18Comments
Apr 15, 2014 5:17AM
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Even the LGBT group loves to do a little mutual self-gratification, usually its just the rich "people" trying to stroke their own egos.  At least this shows they're are just as arrogant as the rest the bigots in this country, many of whom love to post on these sites. 
Apr 14, 2014 10:19AM
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I'm not a fan of JLo, but I sincerely respect the work she's doing for the gay and lesbian community. I wish other celebs would follow her lead on this and cut loose the "fans" who may react viciously to it.
Apr 14, 2014 7:05AM
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You gonna make ME do this ? 
........... okay, fine.
Of course Cox wins gay awards !
Apr 14, 2014 3:13AM
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They won an award for telling people about homosexuals?  Is there also an award for telling people about normal people?
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