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'Riverdale' to Receive Award From Gay Rights Education Group

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    'Riverdale' to Receive Award From Gay Rights Education Group
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    SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Casey Cott, Mark Consuelos, KJ Apa, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Ashleigh Murray, Vanessa Morgan, Madelaine Petsch, Kelly Ripa, Luke Perry, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, and Camila Mendes attend the "Riverdale" special video presentation and Q&A during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

    The cast and creators of "Riverdale" will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show's portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting.

    The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network announced Monday that "Riverdale" will be honored with its Gamechanger Award. The group cited the show's "groundbreaking storytelling about LGBTQ relationships" as why it was chosen to receive the honor

    The CW series is a modern take on the "Archie" comics characters. Its stars include KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse and Madelaine Petsch.

    The group known as GLSEN was founded in 1990 to address LGBTQ issues in K-12 education.

    The GLSEN Respect Awards will be bestowed at a gala in Beverly Hills, California, on Oct. 25, and will also honor Octavia Spencer .

    Previous Gamechanger Award honorees include Yara Shahidi and Zendaya.