The CW series is a modern take on the Archie comics characters. Its stars include K.J. 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.
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.