Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake became the winners of the first annual award of the LGBT community that is known as GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Respect Awards.
Justin and Jessica are two prominent and loyal allies of the LGBT community who are involved in tens of different charitable organizations and projects and do a lot for improving young people’s lives – said in her interview with “People” GLSEN’s, executive director Eliza Byard.
GLSEN is a US national organization that consists of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, along with their heterosexual friends. The main aim of this organization is to end discrimination, harassment, humiliation and violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity in schools, colleges and universities in the US education system, as well as contribute to tolerance, mutual respect, recognition and equality. The award will be held in October 2015. Respect Awards is a ceremony, held for the first time in 2004, which rewards those people who “serve as an example and have a significant impact on the lives of the young members of the LGBT community.”
A press release, coming from the project’s organizers, said that Justin and Jessica “were and are supporters of the LGBT community” and used their fame to “advocate for positive changes.” Previously, a similar award was handed to Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer and – again, for reasons not completely understood – Julia Roberts.
As it was said before, Justin Timberlake supported the legalization of gay marriage in the United States, performing at a lesbian wedding.
Famous American singer, songwriter, producer and actor Justin Timberlake, at the end of January, together with his wife, Jessica Biel, like most of their colleagues, supported legalization of gay marriage in every single state in America. Lovers recently attended the wedding of two lesbians, who are Jessica’s friends. It was Jessica’s decision to surprise her friends and left them jaw-dropped, when her husband’s performance enlightened the ceremony. Certainly, the newlyweds and all their wedding guests were pleased.