GLAAD Awards 2014 winners and highlights

Jennifer Lopez attends the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on April 12, 2014.  Reuters

Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Lopez serves as executive producer of the ABC Family series "The Fosters," which centers on a lesbian couple raising their children. "The Fosters" also won the award for outstanding drama series.


Other winners at the Beverly Hilton ceremony included NBC's "Days of Our Lives" for daily drama. The soap showcased the first-ever male same-sex wedding during the daytime slot.

Fuse's "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" won for reality program, Tegan and Sara scored music artist, and "Young Avengers" won for comic book. "Bridegroom" and "Call Me Kuchu" tied for the outstanding documentary trophy.

"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community. Previous recipients include Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Ellen DeGeneres and Ian McKellen.

Norman Lear, the veteran producer of such sitcoms as "All in the Family" and "Maude," was honored with the Pioneer Award.

The awards salute fair, accurate and inclusive representation in media of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. Other winners will be presented at a New York ceremony on May 3.

Check out the winners:

Pioneer Award: Norman Lear

Vanguard Award: Jennifer Lopez

Stephen F. Kolzak Award: Laverne Cox, star of "Orange Is the New Black"

International Advocate for Change Award: Manny de Guerre, founder of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia

Documentary: TIE: "Bridegroom" (Virgil Films / OWN) and "Call Me Kuchu" (Cinedigm)

Drama Series: "The Fosters" (ABC Family)

TV Movie or Miniseries: "Behind the Candelabra" (HBO)

Reality Program: "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse)

Daily Drama: "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)

Newspaper Article: "LGBTQ in the Capital" (series) by Melissa Griffiths (Juneau Empire [Juneau, Alaska])

Digital Journalism - Multimedia: "We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda" by Sunnivie Brydum, D. David Robinson (Advocate.com)

Music Artist: Tegan and Sara, Heartthrob (Warner Bros. Records)

Comic Book: "Young Avengers," written by Kieron Gillen (Marvel Comics)

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