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WATCH: J-Lo dedicates GLAAD award to her lesbian aunt

WATCH: J-Lo dedicates GLAAD award to her lesbian aunt

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 14 April 2014 11:34 Written by // Cec Busby

Pop star, actress and American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez received the GLAAD Vanguard Award on Saturday for her work producing the acclaimed drama, The Fosters. Accepting the award from Rita Moreno, Lopez spoke about her cool lesbian aunt - who lived in Manhattan, when she was growing up, “world’s away” who inspired her to produce the show.

Lopez admitted when she was first pitched The Fosters she knew she could use her celebrity power and her money to make a difference, but still admitted she had some reservations, but decided to ignore them and go with her "heart and her gut".

Lopez then went on to speak of her "cool aunt who lived in Manhattan" and who was gay. She said whilst her aunt’s sexuality was not discussed, her family preached love, tolerance and acceptance.

The actress has been a vocal campaigner for marriage equality and LGBTI rights. She told the GLAAD audience, ‘Love is Love. And that's why I have always stood up for marriage equality and family equality and I always will."

The Fosters also picked up the GLAAD Award for outstanding drama.

Watch Lopez’s acceptance speech. (Lopez kicks in at the 3:25 mark)


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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