Katy Butler will be recognized with a special award later this month at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in New York.

Butler is the 17-year-old Ann Arbor, Michigan teen who is leading the protest against the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) decision to give the documentary film Bully an R rating.

In the documentary, which is being distributed by The Weinstein Company, viewers meet the victims of bullies, including 12-year-old Alex from Sioux City, Iowa and 16-year-old Kelby from Tuttle, Oklahoma. Kelby's ordeal began after she came out gay.

Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein will present Butler with a Special Recognition Award at the March 24 event.

“I am proud and honored to present this award to Katy,” Weinstein said in a statement. “Her commitment to this campaign and passion for taking action against bullying is incredibly impressive.”

Last week, Butler delivered more than 200,000 signatures to MPAA officials from her Change.org petition asking the group to lower the film's rating to PG-13 so that younger students can watch the film.

Butler has said she became the victim of bullying after she identified as a lesbian.

(Related: Glee: Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith to host GLAAD Media Awards in New York.)