‘Modern Family’ to be honored at GLSEN’s Respect Awards

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: It’s just been announced that the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will honor ABC’s Modern Family at the Respect Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 8.

The breakout comedy recently received 15 Emmy nominations and is being recognized for portraying positive images and storylines that reflect a diverse America – including the depiction of a family headed by a gay couple.

GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard said in a statement: “GLSEN is honored to be the first national LGBT organization to recognize ABC’s Modern Family. … As a lesbian mother of two, I am grateful to see a show like Modern Family offer an honest and often hilarious look at family experiences frequently overlooked or ignored in Primetime.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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