George Takei will receive an award at the 25th Annual GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards ceremony in New York.
Takei will be receiving the Vito Russo Award at the ceremony.
The Vito Russo Award is “presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. Previous recipients include Anderson Cooper, Ricky Martin, Rosie O’Donnell, Alan Cumming, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Elton John, k.d. lang, and Tom Ford.”
“Few voices have been as outspoken in support of equality as George Takei,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO.
The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria on May 3.