Pushing Daisies star Kristin
Chenoweth's gay advocacy is to be recognized with the Point
Foundation's Point Courage Award. She will be honored on September
23rd in Los Angeles at the Point's annual Point Honors
“The Point Courage Award recognizes
an individual who advocated for the future of the LGBT community and
lives with the vision that investing in today's potential will
produce a brighter tomorrow,” a Point press release said.
Chenoweth, 41, is a Tony Award-winning
and Emmy nominated actress. While her portrayal of Glinda, the good witch, in Wicked earned her worthy praise – and a Tony nom –
it was the less commercially successful You're A Good Man, Charlie
Brown that in 1999 won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress
in a Musical for her role as Sally Brown. She currently plays Olive
Snook in ABC's comedy series Pushing Daisies.
“Not only does Kristin Chenoweth lead
a phenomenally successful career as an actress and singer, she is an
outspoken supporter of the LGBT community, often taking unpopular
stances with conservative media outlets,” said Jorge Valencia,
executive director and chief executive officer of Point Foundation.
Chenoweth has spoken about her
Christian faith and her belief that “God is accepting of all people
The Point Foundation is the nation's
largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBT students.