Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel to be honored for their LGBT advocacy

Thu. August 27, 2015 8:08 AM by OnTopMag.com

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel will be honored at the 11th annual GLSEN Respect Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, works to create a safe space in schools for children who are or may be perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Timberlake and Biel will be honored with the group's Inspiration Award.

"We are thrilled to announce the honorees for the 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles, two vocal and committed allies to the LGBT community who are also devoted to charitable works that improve the lives of youth," GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard said in a statement. "Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have consistently been visible and committed allies."

Serving as honorary co-chairs for the 2015 ceremony are last year's Respect Award honorees: NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt, Julia Roberts and Danny Moder.

This year's co-hosts will include Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan, Greg Berlanti, Brad Bessey and Frank Sanchez, Edison Briones, Kevin Brockman and Dan Berendsen, Jess Cagle, Terry Clark, Donald De Line, Mike Irvin, Richard Konigsberg and Craig Olsen, George Kotsiopoulos, Michael Lombardo and Sonny Ward, Corey Palent, Jonathan Rollo and Joey Gonzalez, Mimi Slavin, and Ben Spector.

The 2015 Respect Awards will take place Friday, October 23.

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