Feminist, journalist and political activist Gloria Steinem presented Jennifer Lopez with the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2013 Ally for Equality Award at the group's National Dinner on Saturday in Washington, DC.

In introducing Lopez, Steinem thanked her for “understanding that families are about content not form and human beings are linked not ranked,” a reference to Lopez's participation in the ABC Family drama The Fosters – the first primetime cable show to revolve around a two-mom family.

“I'm honored to be receiving the Ally for Equality Award,” Lopez told the more than 3,400 attendees. “I'm appreciative. I'm humbled. But you know what I've been thinking about is that rather than just being an honor for me or the other honorees, it's a celebration of us. Of what we can accomplish when we throw fear out the window and opt to do what we know in our hearts is right.”

Lopez added that “there is nothing that I've been prouder of in my career than producing The Fosters.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)