GLAAD, the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, announced they will honor actress Ruby Rose at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on April 2, 2016.
This award ceremony recognizes and honors media for their fair accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community. This is the first time in almost a decade that the award ceremony will be televised. The GLAAD Media Awards will air exclusively on Logo for a one-hour special premiering Monday April 4th at 10PM ET/PT.
Ruby Rose, the Award-Winning actress, captured audiences and gained attention from her role Stella Carlin in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. She will be honored with the GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award because outstanding difference she has made in the LGBT community by promoting equality and acceptance. Previous honorees include Laverne Cox, Wanda Sykes, Chaz Bono, Robert Greenblatt, Melissa Etheridge, Bill Condon, Todd Haynes, Alan Ball, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sir Ian McKellen.
“Ruby Rose is captivating audiences across the world, using her voice to transform conversations about gender and inclusion,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Through her visibility and outspoken advocacy, Ruby is breaking ground and inspiring dialogue that advances acceptance for people of all genders.”
As an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community, Ruby Rose continues to voice her support for marriage equality, standing up against bullying and speaking up on behalf of the transgender and gender nonconforming people. She is definitely an inspiration and well deserving of this outstanding honor.