(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.
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
“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.