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Jeffrey Tambor To Be Honored By Point Foundation

Jeffrey Tambor To Be Honored By Point Foundation


The Transparent star is the 2015 Courage Award recipient 

This year, Jeffrey Tambor won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman on Amazon's break-out show, Transparent. In honor of his trailblazing work, the Point Foundation, the nation's largest LGBTQ scholarship funding organization, will present Tambor with the Courage Award at their New York City gala in April. The award recognizes someone who "has advocated for the future of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, and lives with the vision that investing in today's potential will produce a brighter tomorrow."

Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Officer of Point Foundation, explained their choice of honoree:

"Beyond his sensitive and intelligent portrayal of a transgender character on 'Transparent,' Jeffrey Tambor has used his platform to express how society can learn from - and do so much more to help support - the transgender community. It is so important for LGBTQ young people to see that there are allies such as Tambor, who value their stories and what they can contribute to society."

Upon learning of his selection, Tambor responded beautifully:

"The Point Foundation's mission of identifying and fostering meritorious students from the LGBTQ community is vital. I am honored to accept this award and I am humbled by the opportunity to use progressive storytelling as a platform for social change. I want to thank the transgender and LGBTQ communities for their inspiration, courage, leadership, and for allowing me this supporting role in the movement."

The April 13 Point Honors Gala will take place at the New York City Public Library. Co-Chairs are Brunson Green, Herb Hamsher and Judith Light, and there will be additional celebrity guests and honorees. At last year's gala, Lena Dunham was presented with the Point Horizon Award.

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