Jennifer Lopez will be honored next month for her gay rights advocacy.

Lopez will received the 2013 Ally for Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) National Dinner on Saturday, October 5 in Washington, DC.

“Jennifer Lopez embodies the spirit of an ally to the LGBT community and we are thrilled to present her the Ally for Equality at our National Dinner in October,” said HRC President Chad Griffin in announcing the award. “We recognize Jennifer for her talent, style, compassion, philanthropy and generosity, but foremost for her public commitment to LGBT equality.”

HRC said in a statement that the award recognizes the “outstanding efforts of those who dedicated time, energy, spirit and whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people.”

Lopez is the executive producer of ABC Family's hit TV series The Fosters. The drama was the first primetime cable television show to feature a two-mom family, making it the target of a boycott.

“Even facing pressure from anti-LGBT groups, Jennifer stands her ground as a strident equality supporter,” Griffin added. “Throughout her career, Jennifer Lopez has always stood for fairness, justice and equality, and that's what being an ally is all about.”