Glee's Jane Lynch will be honored for her gay advocacy by Outfest, Los Angeles' gay and lesbian film festival.

Lynch will be presented with the 14th annual Achievement Award. The group's highest honor celebrates an actors' contributions to LGBT film and media.

The honor will be presented prior to the festival's July 8 opening night at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

“As an actor, comedienne and longtime activist for gay rights issues, Jane has had a profound impact on both mainstream and LGBT audiences,” Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of Outfest, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Through her roles in both independent films and blockbuster hits, as well as television, she continually demonstrates her brilliant comedic timing. Jane is funny, fearless and we are proud to honor her this year for her incredible talent, passion and her enduring advocacy for equal rights.”

Previous recipients of the Achievement Award include Don Roos, Jane Anderson, Gregg Araki and Rob Epstein.

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