|We are excited to honor Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer with the James Schamus Ally Award at Outfest Los Angeles 2021 Closing Night Gala being held Sunday, August 22, 2021, at the Orpheum.
The James Schamus Ally Award recognizes a great ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and as noted by our very own Executive Director, Damien Navarro, Spencer’s “body of work is made up of such a diversity of roles, and has brought great empathy and opened conversations about aspects faced by many members of our QTBIPOC community and audiences.”
Spencer tells Entertainment Weekly, “It is important to open hearts and minds through authentic storytelling.”
We couldn’t agree more! Thank you for helping us do just that.
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