Jennifer Lopez wins GLAAD award for ‘The Fosters’

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Jennifer Lopez has won a prestigious GLAAD award for her work on TV series ‘The Fosters’.

The singer, actress and American Idol judge serves as executive producer on the ABC show, which follows a lesbian couple trying to raise a family.

At the ceremony in May she will be presented with GLAAD’s prestigious Vanguard award for her work, as well as for her continued support for LGBT issues.

GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement this week: “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.”

Past recipients include Kristin Chenoweth, Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, Sharon Stone and Elizabeth Taylor.

Last year Lopez revealed the show, which is itself nominated for a GLAAD award in the Media category, was partly inspired by her lesbian aunt.

Watch a trailer for the show below: