LOS ANGELES — Octavia Spencer will be
The group known as GLSEN announced Tuesday that the star of "Hidden Figures and "The Help" will receive the
GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard said in a statement that Spencer "has devoted her career to diverse storytelling, promoting social good and is a steadfast ally for the LGBTQ community."
GLSEN was founded in 1990 to address LGBT issues in K-12 education, and has presented the Respect Awards since 2004.
The group's past honorees have included Kerry Washington and Ellen Pompeo.
The Associated Press
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