Kerry Washington Will Receive Vanguard Award at GLAAD Media Awards for Support of Equality


Kerry Washington will receive the Vanguard Award at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards for her work in promoting equality!

According to E! News, GLAAD gives the award to media professionals who have made a “significant difference in promoting equality.” “Throughout her illustrious career, Kerry Washington has consistently brought to life characters that encourage acceptance of LGBT people,” GLAAD’s president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “Her outspoken support for equality, both here at home and abroad, has sent messages of hope and empowerment to fans all over the world, fostering dialogue that builds understanding and helps moves hearts and minds.”

Previous honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore, Antonio Banderas, Janet Jackson and Kristin Chenoweth. The event is set to take place on March 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Congrats to Kerry for this special honor!

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