GLAAD on Wednesday announced that actress Laverne Cox will host its May 14 Media Awards show in New York City.

“Laverne Cox has been a tireless advocate for LGBT rights and has made a profound difference for transgender visibility,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “We are extremely excited to have her host the GLAAD Media Awards and look forward to the panache and style that only she can bring.”

Cox is best known for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black. In 2014, Cox became the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a primetime Emmy.

GLAAD previously announced that it will honor De Niro with its Excellence in Media Award at next month's show. The award is presented to “media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance.”

De Niro, an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights and co-founder of the gay-inclusive Tribeca Film Festival, talked about his father's late coming out in the HBO documentary Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, documents the senior De Niro's life through his son's eyes.