By Andrew Gans24 Mar 2010
PFLAG National will honor Academy and Tony-winning actress Liza Minnelli with the 2010 Straight for Equality in Entertainment Award for her "lifelong support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people."
The award will be presented at PFLAG's second annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala, which will be held May 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
Jody M. Huckaby, PFLAG National's executive director, said in a statement, "Liza Minnelli is the quintessential straight ally – she has been an outspoken supporter of equality for LGBT for her whole life, and her tremendous and ongoing philanthropy in the fight against AIDS has made her a very public advocate of the many individuals and their families who have been affected by the disease. Her enormous talent makes her iconic, and her steadfast support for the LGBT community makes her an ally. We are so honored to be able to present her with the 2010 Straight for Equality in Entertainment Award."