Connie Britton, star of ABC's Nashville, will attend the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, GLAAD announced on Wednesday.

Britton will present the award for Outstanding TV Journalism Newsmagazine at the event, which will take place Saturday at the Waldorf Astoria.

The GLAAD Media Awards “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives,” the group said.

In a recent The Hollywood Reporter interview, Britton condemned as “un-American” a controversial Tennessee law that allows mental health therapists and counselors to turn away clients based on their “sincerely held principles.” Opponents of the legislation say that it could negatively impact young LGBT people.

“This kind of legislation is always completely shocking to me, although I do think that it stems from a certain traditionalism, and certain religious points of view that I personally believe are not being perceived the right way,” Britton told the magazine.

She added that while country music has “traditionally shown a blind eye to the LGBT community,” she believes that is “starting to change.”