The Oscar winner honored PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's editorial director

By Harriet Sokmensuer
October 22, 2016 12:56 PM
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Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars celebrated LGBTQ youth on Friday at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards in Los Angeles.

The event honors the work of those who have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. 

The evening’s honorees included Kate Hudson and PEOPLE’s Jess Cagle. Milo Ventimiglia, Jim Parsons, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Matt Bomer and Tyler Oakley were among the attendees.

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Cagle, who is the Editorial Director for Time Inc.’s Celebrity, Entertainment and Style Group, received the Visionary Award for his ongoing support and advocacy for LGBTQ youth — along with PEOPLE’s gun violence prevention efforts and the Why I Care series, which highlights celebrities’ charitable endeavors.

Past honoree Julia Roberts also attended the event and joined GLSEN’s National Student Council representative Miguel Johnson in presenting Cagle the award.

GLSEN is a nonprofit established in 1990 that focuses on ensuring that “LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment,” says the group. “Together, we can transform our nation’s K-12 schools into the safe and affirming environment all youth deserve.”