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‘Scandal’ Star Kerry Washington to Be Honored By GLAAD

‘Scandal’ Star Kerry Washington to Be Honored By GLAAD

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Kerry Washington is set to be honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) at its annual Media Awards.

The Scandal star will be feted with the Vanguard Award, which recognizes a member of the entertainment industry who has made a significant contribution to promoting equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

GLAAD’s president Sarah Kate Ellis says in a statement, “Throughout her illustrious career, Kerry Washington has consistently brought to life characters that encourage acceptance of LGBT people. 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.”

Past recipients of the award include Liza Minnelli, Charlize Theron, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Lopez.

Washington will be given the honor at the annual ceremony in Los Angeles later this month.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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