Glsen To Honor Octavia Spencer With Inspiration Award

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Glsen To Honor Octavia Spencer With Inspiration Award
Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer is set to receive the Inspiration Award at the 2019 Glsen Respect Awards. Glsen, an education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for Lgbtq youth, will present Spencer with the award at the annual gala which will take place on October 25 at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

Glsen is deeply honored to present the Inspiration Award to Octavia Spencer, an actor who has devoted her career to diverse storytelling, promoting social good, and is a steadfast ally for the Lgbtq community,” said Eliza Byard, Executive Director of Glsen. “Octavia is a role model for combining art with activism and a true embodiment of the Inspiration Award.”

Spencer has appeared in critically acclaimed films such as The Shape of Water, Hidden Figures and The Help (for which she received an Oscar). She has been an outspoken ally for Lgbtq rights, including marriage equality and issues surrounding equality and homophobia.
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