'Transparent' Star Jeffrey Tambor to Be Honored by Point Foundation (Exclusive)
The Amazon series' actor will receive the Courage Award at the Point Honors Gala in New York on April 13.
Jeffrey Tambor is set to be honored by the Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Transparent actor — who was also the first-ever Golden Globe winner for a transgender role — will receive the Courage Award at this year's Point Honors Gala, to be held on April 13 at the New York Public Library and includes Brunson Green, Herb Hamsher and Judith Light as event co-chairs.
The Point Courage Award recognizes those who have advocated for the future of the LGBTQ community and believe in the vision that investing in today's potential will produce a brighter tomorrow.
"The Point Foundation's mission of identifying and fostering meritorious students from the LGBTQ community is vital," said Tambor in a statement. "I am honored to accept this award, and I am humbled by the opportunity to use progressive storytelling as a platform for social change. I want to thank the transgender and LGBTQ communities for their inspiration, courage, leadership and for allowing me this supporting role in the movement."
Previous recipients of the Courage Award include Nigel Barker, Jane Krakowski, Andy Cohen, Kristen Chenoweth and Ugly Betty creator Silvio Horta.
"Beyond his sensitive and intelligent portrayal of a transgender character on Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor has used his platform to express how society can learn from — and do so much more to help support — the transgender community," said Jorge Valencia, Point Foundation's executive director and CEO. "It is so important for LGBTQ young people to see that there are allies such as Tambor who value their stories and what they can contribute to society."