George Stephanopoulos to Receive GLSEN Award

By Mark Joyella 

GLSEN, the national education group devoted to LGBT students and allies, has named ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth as recipients of the group’s 2016 Respect Awards.

The awards, handed out to “students, educators, individuals and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.”

The awards will be handed out in May, with Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts presenting the awards to Stephanopoulos and Wentworth in New York.

“George Stephanopoulos and Ali Wentworth are actively involved in improving the lives of young people and addressing the disparities in opportunities that exist for those from marginalized communities, including the LGBT community,” said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN’s executive director, in a statement to TVNewser.