ABC Family’s ‘The Fosters’ to Be Honored by LGBT Rights Organization Lambda Legal (Exclusive)

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Lambda Legal will give series executive producers the Liberty Award at its West Coast ceremony in June

ABC Family’s “The Fosters” producers will be honored by Lambda Legal at its West Coast Liberty Awards ceremony to be held on Friday, June 13, at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

The LGBT legal rights organization will honor the show’s executive producers and writers Bradley Bredeweg, Joanna Johnson and Peter Paige for giving a voice to LGBT families through the creation of their show, and for the impact they’ve had in creating an environment of increasing tolerance and acceptance.

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Produced by Jennifer Lopez‘s Nuyorican Productions, “The Fosters” revolves around two lesbians raising both biological and foster multi-ethnic kids. It returns for its second season on June 16.

The show has been nominated for several awards and has won a Teen Choice Award and a GLAAD Media Award.

“The Fosters” producers join previously announced Liberty Awards honorees “Scandal” actor Dan Bucatinsky and transgender activist Bamby Salcedo.

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Previous Liberty Awards winners include “The New Normal’s” Justin Bartha, LGBT activist and Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo, The Magic Johnson Foundation and community leader Eric Webber.

Lambda Legal is the country’s largest legal organization. It has worked for more than 40 years to achieve full recognition of civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people and those living with HIV.

Information and awards tickets available at the Lambda Legal website.