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LGBT advocate Demi Lovato receives Vanguard Award at GLAAD Media Awards

Singer Demi Lovato becomes emotional as she accepts the Vanguard Award during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Singer Demi Lovato becomes emotional as she accepts the Vanguard Award during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Demi Lovato and Caitlyn Jenner are among the recipients of the 27th GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards honor those who further GLAAD's mission of ensuring that stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are heard through media outlets.

Lovato is the recipient of the organization's Vanguard Award, which she received from Nick Jonas during Saturday's ceremony in Beverly Hills.

The singer was chosen for her advocacy for acceptance of the LGBT community. Lovato has spoken about her late grandfather, who came out as gay in the 1960s, and filmed the music video for her son "Really Don't Care" at the L.A. Pride festival.

Jenner's E! Entertainment Television reality series "I Am Cait" was honored for outstanding reality program. Jenner, who was born Bruce Jenner, is sharing the honor with transgender YouTube personality Jazz Jennings, who has a TLC show "I Am Jazz."

"I Am Cait" is currently airing its second season on the E! network.

Other honorees included the film "Carol," the Amazon Instant Video Series, "Transparent," the HBO film "Bessie," which starred Queen Latifah, and Netflix's "Sense8," which was co-created by transgender director Lilly Wachowski. Wachowski announced she was transgender last month, several years after her sister Lana Wachowski publicly revealed she was transgender. The siblings created the "Matrix" film trilogy.

Highlights of the ceremony will air on the Logo network on Monday.

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