Actress Laverne Cox will be honored next month at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Cox, a transgender woman who plays a transgender character on Orange is the New Black, will receive the group's Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

Actress Ellen Page will present the award to Cox. In coming out last month, Page named Cox as one of her inspirations.

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“Laverne Cox has reshaped the way Americans see transgender people and raised the bar in diverse representations of the LGBT community in entertainment,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “She is not only a talented actress, but a truly transformational leader in the LGBT equality movement. Through her tireless commitment to building understanding and acceptance through education and advocacy, Laverne is moving equality forward both on and off the screen.”

Previous recipients include Wanda Sykes, Rufus Wainwright, Melissa Etheridge, Bill Condon, Todd Haynes, Alan Ball, Ellen DeGeneres and Sir Ian McKellen.

GLAAD will also honor Jennifer Lopez at the April 12 event.

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