Octavia Spencer to be honored by GLSEN with Inspiration Award

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LOS ANGELES (AP) | Octavia Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network with its Inspiration Award at a gala later this year.

The group known as GLSEN announced Aug. 13 that the Oscar-winning star of “Hidden Figures,” “The Shape of Water” and “The Help” will receive the honor at the group’s Respect Awards, presented in October in Beverly Hills, California.

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Julia Roberts supports students fighting for LGBTQ rights

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Julia Roberts announced she is standing with students fighting for LGBTQ rights under the Trump administration.

In a statement for PEOPLE, Roberts explained her show of public support for Miguel Johnson, a 16-year-old GLSEN student ambassador in St. Joseph, Mo., at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards where she stood behind Johnson on stage.

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