Octavia Spencer To Receive Inspiration Award at Glsen Respect Awards - Los Angeles

Glsen, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for Lgbtq youth, is pleased to announce that it will honor award-winning actress and activist Octavia Spencer with the Inspiration Award at the 2019 Glsen Respect Awards – 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, a multi-award-winning actor for her standout roles in films like “The Help” and “Hidden Figures,” has been an outspoken ally for Lgbtq rights, including marriage equality and issues surrounding equality and homophobia – using her voice on behalf of the Lgbtq community on countless occasions. In choosing projects like “A Kid Like Jake

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