Lena Dunham to Be Honored With LGBT Award (Exclusive)

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The "Girls" writer and star will receive the Horizon Award for her work in support of the gay community, presented April 7 at the New York Public Library.

You've seen her doing Broadway-style choreography in nothing but a green bikini. Now Lena Dunham is being honored as an outspoken champion of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. 

The Girls creator and star has been named recipient of the Horizon Award, an honor bestowed by gay advocacy group Point Foundation to "a young trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate" for LGBT issues.

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"There is no one better at conveying the ambition of today's young adults to overcome obstacles and realize their great potential than Lena Dunham," says foundation executive director and CEO Jorge Valencia in a statement. "Dunham uses intelligent humor and compassion to present an honest appraisal of something our Point Scholars know all too well: the struggle to be comfortable in your own skin."

Dunham has confirmed attendance to accept the award at an April 7 gala held at the New York Public Library. The venue was chosen to underscore the education-focused mission of Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LBGT students of merit.

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Also scheduled to be honored at the gala is Neal Baer, executive producer of hit CBS series Under the Dome, who will be presented with the Point Leadership Award by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay.