President Bill Clinton will receive an award for his gay rights advocacy during the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles later this month.

Clinton will be presented with the group's inaugural Advocate for Change Award during the event.

In announcing the honor, GLAAD pointed to Clinton's support for marriage equality in New York, opposition to a gay marriage ban in North Carolina and his recent call for the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which he signed into law as president.

“President Clinton's support of the LGBT community and recognition that DOMA, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, is unconstitutional and should be struck down shows that the political landscape continues to change in favor of LGBT equality,” said GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz. “Leaders and allies like President Clinton are critical to moving our march for equality forward.”

The April 20 event will also honor entertainment attorney Steve Warren with the group's Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community.

“Steven Warren's work and career have opened doors for out professionals across the entertainment industry,” said Cruz. “In addition to advocating for LGBT people, he has continuously mobilized a large base of high-profile allies to help bring about social change.”

(Related: Adam Lambert to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards.)