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Jennifer Lopez to be honoured at GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez is set to receive a special GLAAD Media Award next month.

The singer and actress will pick up the Vanguard Award at the LGBT ceremony in April, which honours "artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community".

She will bag the gong for her role as a producer on TV series The Fosters, which features a lesbian couple raising a family of children.

GLAAD president Sara Kate Ellis commented: "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.

"Family is about love, and that's a message Jennifer has shared with millions through her groundbreaking work on The Fosters.''

Lopez added: "When it comes to gay marriage, I just believe in love. I believe that when two people find each other and love each other, they should be able to spend their lives together with all the same benefits and privileges as everyone."

This year's GLAAD Media Awards are being held in Los Angeles on April 12.

Watch Jennifer Lopez in action below: