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|Mo’Nique to receive 'Ally for Equality Award' at Atlanta HRC Dinner|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|February 28, 2011 15:02|
Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique will receive the “Ally for Equality” award that the 2011 Human Rights Campaign Atlanta Gala Dinner.
According to the HRC:
The Ally for Equality Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy and a whole-hearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people. This award is given to allies outside the LGBT community who stand up on behalf of equality for all Americans. Recipients have shown a commitment to making America a place where LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, in the community and in the media. The awards presented at the Human Rights Campaign gala dinners are the highest honor the organization bestows in the area of achieving equality for LGBT people.
Mo’Nique, a former Queen of Comedy, shot to national prominence last year after her portrayal of the abusive mother in "Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire."
Bravo's Andy Cohen received the Visibility Award last year.
The 24th annual Atlanta HRC Gala Dinner and Auction will take place on May 14, 2011 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. You can find more information here.
Top photo: Mo'Nique (via Facebook)
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