Out actress Ellen Page will be honored
for her LGBT rights advocacy during the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC)
19th annual National Dinner in Washington, D.C.
At the Saturday, October 3 event,
seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney will present Page with
the group's National Vanguard Award.
Page, 28, came out gay last year during
a speech at an HRC-sponsored LGBT youth conference. She is currently
promoting the upcoming film Freeheld, in which she stars
opposite Julianne Moore as a lesbian couple fighting for their rights
in New Jersey.
Moore, Ellen Page in Freeheld
premieres Sunday; New clip released.)
Vice President Joe Biden, who has not
said whether he will make a run for the White House in 2016, will
headline the event, while retired NBA player Jason Collins and
Blossom Brown, the 28-year-old transgender woman who believes she was
entry into a nursing program because of her gender identity, are
also scheduled to speak at the gathering.
Democratic presidential candidate
Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the group earlier in the day.
Clinton to address LGBT advocate HRC.)