As if Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel could be any more perfect. The celebrity couple has won hearts again and are both going to be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) with the highly esteemed Inspiration Award for their sincere efforts for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community.
The pair was chosen for being “exemplary role models” by making a very “significant impact on the lives of LGBT youth.”
Timberlake, 34, and his wife Biel, 33, who are new parents to six-month-old Silas Randall, will receive the award on October 23 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in L.A., where an awards function is set to take place.
Dr. Eliza Byard, the executive director of GLSEN, released a statement about how thrilled the organization was to announce the pair as honorees. She added that they are “two vocal and committed allies to the LGBT community who are also devoted to charitable works that improve the lives of youth.”
Past honorees include the likes of Julia Roberts and her husband (cinematographer Danny Moder), Chairman of NBC Bob Greenblatt, and Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons, along with his partner Todd Spiewak.
This ceremony will also be Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s first red carpet appearance as a couple since they welcomed their baby boy into the world back in April.
O’Toole, C., “A true inspiration! Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel to receive prestigious award honouring work with LGBT community,” Daily Mail web site, August 26, 2015; http://goo.gl/QwelVX.