The Vito Russo Award is named after a founding member of gay rights organisation the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and presented to someone who has made “a significant difference in promoting equal rights for our community".
“Cynthia Nixon has been a vocal and visible advocate who has transformed cultural attitudes about our community," the Daily Express quoted GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios as saying. “She is a perfect example of how sharing your personal story and speaking out for marriage equality can inspire change among fair-minded Americans. It is our privilege to honour her," he added.
London (ANI): 'Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon is set to be honoured by a gay rights group at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards in March. Nixon, 43, who came out as a lesbian after splitting from long-time partner Danny Mozes in 2003, will be handed the Vito Russo Award for her gay rights work at a New York ceremony.