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Jennifer Lopez is double winner at the GLAAD Awards

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Apr 13, 2014 | 6:36am EDT

Jennifer Lopez celebrated two wins at the 2014 Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards on Saturday (12Apr14). The actress/singer was honoured with the Vanguard Award for her commitment to increasing the understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community through her work as a producer on U.S. TV series The Fosters. The show, which revolves around a lesbian couple raising a family, also picked up the Outstanding Drama Series award for its accurate representation of LGBT life at the ceremony in Los Angeles. Other winners included Behind The Candelabra, a drama starring Michael Douglas as Liberace, and TV writer Norman Lear, who produced 1970s U.S. sitcoms Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons. Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox was presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award by actress Ellen Page for helping Americans understand transgender people. U.S. soap opera Days of Our Lives won the Outstanding Daily Drama award. The show made TV history this month (Apr14) by becoming the first daytime soap to feature a wedding between two gay men.

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