Justin Timberlake and wife, Jessica Biel, are inspiring to the LGBT community!
Apparently the power couple, who became parents to son, Silas, back in April, made such an incredible impact on the LGBT community that GLSEN – The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network – has decided to honor them with the Inspiration Award at the upcoming GLSEN Respect Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles on Friday, October 23.
Check out this quote from the official press release on the GLSEN website:
“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,” said GLSEN Executive Director Dr. Eliza Byard. “Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have consistently been visible and committed allies. We are also happy to welcome back past honorees Bob Greenblatt, Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak, and Julia Roberts and Danny Moder. We are inspired and honored by their continued leadership and support for the GLSEN Respect Awards.”
Although we aren’t completely aware of any highly visible work that JT and Jessica have done for the LGBT community, the issue still stands that in this day and age it is a necessity for those in power to become a voice for those who may not have one. It’s very important for someone like JT to use his platform for a positive cause and to add to the work that so many others have already done. Perhaps this Inspiration Award will be an inspiration for JT and Jessica to take the opportunity to become more visible with their work for the LGBT community.