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
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.”