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Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP 1 / 14

Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez is to be honored with the prestigious Vanguard Award at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles next month.

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The star will be feted for her commitment to increasing "the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community" through her work as a producer on U.S. TV series "The Fosters," which revolves around a lesbian couple raising a blended family.

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A statement from GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, reads, "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'."

Past Vanguard Award recipients include ""The Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, Janet Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor.

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