Whether you love or hate her, there’s no question that Anne Hathaway has been a force of good for the LGBTQ community. Not only did she give us Andrea (Andy) Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada, she’s worked hard promoting equal rights with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights advocate.
A couple of her past efforts include selling her wedding photos to benefit organizations fighting for marriage equality back in 2012. And in 2016, she joined a petition led by the HRC to protest an anti-LGBTQ discrimination bill in Georgia.
It is for her work and outspoken support of the LGBTQ community that the HRC will award her the National Equality Award at the annual HRC National Dinner on September 15.
The dinner will also feature speeches and appearances by former VP Joe Biden, former Attorney General Eric Holder, and Virginia Delegate Danica Roem.
HRC President Chad Griffin said, “Through her incredible talent and bold activism, Anne Hathaway uses her global platform to stand up for the LGBTQ community.”
“From speaking out against discriminatory legislation targeting the LGBTQ community to her leadership on workplace equality for women, Anne is making a real difference in the lives of countless people around the globe."
He continued, “HRC is proud to honour Anne Hathaway with the HRC National Equality Award at our 22nd annual HRC National Dinner.”