Sex and the City 2 star Kim
Cattrall will be honored by gay media watchdog group GLAAD at the
group's final installment of its 2011 Media Awards, which will take
place on May 14 in San Francisco.
Cattrall will receive GLAAD's Golden
Gate Award, which is presented to a media professional who, through
his or her work, has increased the visibility and understanding of
the LGBT community.
“Kim Cattrall has not only grown
acceptance of our community through storylines on shows like Sex
and the City, but used her platform to speak out for equality,”
said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios in a statement. “We are proud
to honor such a talented and passionate advocate.”
Naya Rivera, who plays closeted lesbian
Santana on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, will host the event.
GLAAD will hand out prizes in three
categories during its third and final awards installment.
Burlesque, Easy A, The Girl Who
Played With Fire, The Kids Are All Right and Scott Pilgrim vs. The
World are nominated in the group's Outstanding Film – Wide
Nominees in the Outstanding Documentary
category include 8: The Mormon Proposition, Edie & Thea: A
Very Long Engagement, Prodigal Sons, Sylvester, and Out. The
Glenn Burke Story.
And two artists – Christian Chavez
and Fedro – are vying for the group's Outstanding Spanish-Language
Music Artist award.