“Vampire Diaries” star and LGBT advocate Kat Graham will be honored with the Celebrity in the Spotlight Liberty Award at Lambda Legal’s West Coast Liberty Awards, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
This year’s edition of the annual event will take place on June 2 in Beverly Hills, celebrating those “whose personal or professional advocacy furthers the organization’s vision of equality.”
Previously, transgender actress Candis Cayne and lifestyle expert Lawrence Zarian were announced as hosts for the event.
“I am thrilled to be honored this year with The Celebrity in the Spotlight Liberty Award. I truly admire the work that Lambda has done for equality and I think it’s especially important to support young LGBTQ,” said Graham.
Graham is best known for playing Bonnie Bennett on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.” She has been extremely outspoken about her support of the LGBTQ community and has been a frequent supporter at LGBT events and fundraisers as well as a GLAAD Leadership Council Member.
“We are delighted to have Kat Graham as an honoree this year, she is such an outstanding young ally for Lambda Legal and LGBTQ rights,” said Rick Davis, Lambda Legal’s Western Regional Director.
The West Coast Liberty Awards is a celebration of those who have made an impact on the lives of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people and those living with HIV. The program is staged by Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization working for the civil rights of LGBT individuals and HIV/AIDS sufferers through litigation, education and public policy work.