GLAAD to honor Debra Messing with Excellence in Media Award
UPI News Service, 04/19/2017
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is set to honor Debra Messing with the Excellence in Media Award at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards.
"A steadfast supporter of the LGBTQ community on social media, Messing is a voice not only on LGBTQ issues, but against discrimination of any kind," the organization said of the actress in a statement.
"Messing has consistently shown commitment to LGBTQ youth, participating in Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual anti-bullying campaign, by 'going purple' in October for LGBTQ youth," they continued.
"Debra Messing is a champion of the LGBTQ community and many marginalized groups today," added GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis.
"Through laughter, warmth and pure heart both on and off-screen, she accelerates acceptance and inspires everyone to raise their own voices."
The award is given to those who have promoted equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.
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