Gay actor Alan Cumming is to be honoured at New York's Live Out Loud Charity Gala.
The X-Men star will be presented with the Star Award, which is awarded to those who have helped empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
The Scottish actor, who has campaigned for numerous gay causes in the past, will collect the award at the 11th annual Young Trailblazers Benefit Gala on 30 April (12).
Thrilled Cumming says, "What we lack in the Lgbt world is positive role models. Now, more than ever, if you’re out and proud and strong, it’s important to let our young brothers and sisters know that life is good and we are happy to be who we are. It’s important to speak out and get your message to the kids who need it most. It’s for all our good."