Patricia Arquette to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles: ‘She is a beacon of light’
Oscar and Emmy winner Patricia Arquette will need to make room on her shelf for GLAAD’s Vanguard Award. This is an award presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people. Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, and Sharon Stone.
Arquette will be honored at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on April 1. She is being recognized for consistently using her platform to voice support of the LGBTQ community and issues such as marriage equality and transgender equality. An outspoken advocate for her late transgender sister, Arquette most recently spoke out against the Academy Awards’ glaring omission of Alexis Arquette from this year’s In Memoriam tribute.
“Patricia Arquette embodies the critical voice needed during these times to resist against injustice and discrimination across a range of issues,” says GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “She is a beacon of light who has consistently used her platform to advance equality across marginalized groups and to drive culture-changing conversations that move acceptance forward.”