Amazon Studios To Receive Visionary Award At Glsen Respect Awards

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Glsen, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for Lgbtq youth, announced today that they will be honoring Amazon Studios with the Visionary Award at the 2019 Glsen Respect Awards in Los Angeles. Amazon Studios Chief Jennifer Salke will accept the award on behalf of the organization. Amazon will join previously announced honoree Apple CEO Tim Cook who is set to receive the Champion Award.

Amazon is known for its commitment to Lgbtq representation in an entertainment landscape that is being used as a platform for social change. The streaming platform and studio has exhibited itself as an ally with shows like Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Danger & Eggs as well as partnerships that enable them to present the best in Lgbtq film. In addition, Amazon Studios has supported the Lgbtq community around issues like marriage equality and anti-discrimination laws, including making diversity an important
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