Jennifer Lopez To Receive GLAAD Vanguard Award

Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards next month.

GLAAD broke the news Monday, confirming that the recording artist, actress, producer and "American Idol" judge will be honored at the Beverly Hilton for her ability, through work, to increase the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

In addition to supporting the LGBT community, Lopez is an executive producer behind ABC Family's hit series, "The Fosters."

The GLAAD Media Award nominated drama focuses on a lesbian couple raising a blended family inclusive of biological, adopted and foster children.

"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," said GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis. "Family is about love, and that's a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters."

Lopez joins Janet Jackson, Whoppi Goldberg and Drew Barrymore, who have also received the Vanguard Award in year's past.