As if we needed another reason to love Lupita, media watchdog GLAAD recently announced that the Academy Award-winning actress will serve as a presenter at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 12.
We’re thrilled that on her long list of accolades, we can add “LGBT advocate.” Lupita recently joined the ranks of Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts as one of Lancome’s ambassadors. Ads will start appearing in September.
“The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives,” states the advocacy group. “They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. Each year, the GLAAD Media Awards in New York and Los Angeles bring together more than 3,000 advocates and allies to raise critical funds for the organization’s work.”
This year, ELIXHER is nominated in the category for “Outstanding Blog,” alongside Autostraddle, The New Civil Rights Movement, TransGriot and Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters. The winner will be announced at the New York award show on May 3.