Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel will
be honored at the 11th annual GLSEN Respect Awards at the
Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight
Education Network, works to create a safe space in schools for
children who are or may be perceived to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or
Timberlake and Biel will be honored
with the group's Inspiration Award.
“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,” GLSEN Executive
Director Dr. Eliza Byard said in a statement. “Jessica Biel and
Justin Timberlake have consistently been visible and committed
Serving as honorary co-chairs for the
2015 ceremony are last year's Respect Award honorees: NBC chairman
Bob Greenblatt, Julia Roberts and Danny Moder.
This year’s co-hosts will include
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Jessica Capshaw and Christopher Gavigan,
Greg Berlanti, Brad Bessey and Frank Sanchez, Edison Briones, Kevin
Brockman and Dan Berendsen, Jess Cagle, Terry Clark, Donald De Line,
Mike Irvin, Richard Konigsberg and Craig Olsen, George Kotsiopoulos,
Michael Lombardo and Sonny Ward, Corey Palent, Jonathan Rollo and
Joey Gonzalez, Mimi Slavin, and Ben Spector.
The 2015 Respect Awards will take place
Friday, October 23.