“Orange Is the New Black” star Natasha Lyonne will host the 10th Annual Legacy Awards, benefiting the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project.
“Natasha Lyonne is a force – she has been unafraid to push the boundaries of gender and sexuality in roles ranging from the hilariously campy to the downright brazen,” said Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of Outfest, in a statement. “She has also been a vibrant part of the Outfest community, having starred in numerous films that are housed in the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project archive, including ‘But I’m A Cheerleader,’ ‘G.B.F.,’ and ‘Party Monster.'”
At the award ceremony, “Tales of the City” author Armistead Maupin will be presented with the Visionary Award, actress Hilary Swank will receive the Trailblazer Award and Levi Strauss & Co. will be awarded with the Guardian Award.
The Legacy Awards serves as a fundraiser to support the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, the largest archive of LGBT moving images in the world, with more than 30,000 pieces of material.
The 2014 festivities will kick off with an inaugural dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles.