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GLAAD Awards Honors Jennifer Lopez-Produced 'The Fosters' & 'Orange Is The New Black''s Laverne Cox

Shadow and Act By Vanessa Martinez | Shadow and Act April 14, 2014 at 10:55AM

ABC's family drama The Fosters, produced by Jennifer Lopez was a big winner Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognizes accurate representation of the LGBT community in the media.
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ABC's Family drama The Fosters, produced by Jennifer Lopez was a big winner Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognizes accurate representation of the LGBT community in the media. 

The Fosters, which has been picked up for a second season, stars Teri Polo and Sherri Saum as two lesbian mothers raising a blended family, who suddenly have their already child-heavy multi-ethnic household turned upside down when a wayward teenage girl moves in.

Laverne Cox, the transgendered co-star of Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak award. 

The powerful and moving film Call Me Kuchu - which documents the daily lives of David Kato – the first openly gay Ugandan man - and three fellow “kuchus” (LGBT Ugandans), was honored in the documentary category in a tie with OWN's Bridegroom.

Jennifer Lopez was honored at the ceremony for her work in The Fosters with the Vanguard Award, presented by Rita Moreno

Watch Jennifer Lopez and Laverne Cox's touching acceptance speeches below this post. 

Full list of honorees: 

 • Pioneer Award: Norman Lear 
 • Vanguard Award: Jennifer Lopez 
 • Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Laverne Cox, star of “Orange Is the New Black” 
 • International Advocate for Change Award: Manny de Guerre, founder of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia 
 • Documentary: TIE: “Bridegroom” (Virgil Films / OWN) and “Call Me Kuchu” (Cinedigm) 
 • Drama Series: “The Fosters” (ABC Family) 
 • TV Movie or Miniseries: “Behind the Candelabra” (HBO) 
 • Reality Program: “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse) 
 • Daily Drama: “Days of Our Lives” (NBC) 
 • Newspaper Article: “LGBTQ in the Capital” (series) by Melissa Griffiths (Juneau Empire [Juneau, Alaska]) 
• Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda” by Sunnivie Brydum, D. David Robinson (Advocate.com) 
 • Music Artist: Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (Warner Bros. Records) 
 • Comic Book: “Young Avengers,” written by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics) Spanish-language nominees: 
• Talk Show Interview: TIE: “Debate por la igualdad” Al Punto (Univision) and “Decisión Histórica” Sin Límites con Elizabeth Espinosa (CNN en Español) 
 • Local TV Journalism: “Natalia: rompiendo barreras” Noticiero Telemundo Arizona (KTAZ-39 of Phoenix, Ariz.) 
 • TV Journalism Segment: “Decisión Histórica” Noticiero Telemundo (Telemundo) 

 • Digital Journalism – Multimedia: “Eric y Juan, un matrimonio feliz a pesar de todo” by Fernando Mexia (EFE.com)

This article is related to: Orange is the New Black, Awards, Jennifer Lopez


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