Fashion editor Anna Wintour will be
honored for her gay marriage advocacy by the Human Rights Campaign
(HRC), the nation's largest gay rights advocate.
The 62-year-old, British-born Wintour
has helmed fashion glossy Vogue since 1988.
According to New York Magazine,
Wintour will receive the group's Ally for Equality Award at an HRC
banquet on February 4. Glee creator Ryan Murphy is expected
to present the award.
Wintour was among the celebrities last
year who recorded an ad for HRC's New Yorkers for Marriage Equality
“As far as I'm concerned having the
right to say 'I do' is as fundamental as the right to vote,”
Wintour said in her 30-second video ad. (The video is embedded in
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“We recognize Anna Wintour for her
grace, dignity, style, philanthropy and generosity,” HRC President
Joe Solmonese said in a press release. “We are proud to honor her
with the Ally for Equality Award for her commitment to the LGBT
community through her work with marriage equality, HIV/AIDS activism,
and the It Gets Better Campaign.”