Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon to be honoured with LGBT award

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Cynthia Nixon speaks onstage during The People's State Of The Union at Town Hall on January 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon is to be honoured by the Human Rights Campaign.

The out actress, , who has three kids with her wife, will receive the HRC Visibility Award at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala.

Nixon, who starred on iconic New York-based TV show Sex and the City as Miranda Hobbes, is a strong proponent of LGBT equality.

HRC President Chad Griffin said: “Cynthia Nixon is a fearless and outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people.

“Cynthia uses her talent and public platform to speak out for equality in this country and around the globe, and in the process, she is changing countless hearts and minds. We are proud to recognize her with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2018 HRC Greater New York Gala.”

Last February, in front of a crowd protesting Donald Trump’s immigration ban outside the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City, Nixon said, “As LGBT people, we know how important coming out is, but I would argue that our coming out has never been more important than it is right now.”

After the Supreme Court’s decision in favour of marriage equality in 2015, Nixon penned an op-ed for Variety on the importance of not being complacent on LGBTQ equality, saying, “The important thing to remember going forward, though, is no outcome is ever 100% assured. We have to keep organising like our lives depend on it.”

New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio with wife Chirlane McCray, actress Cynthia Nixon and activist Al Sharpton march during the New York City Pride 2016 (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

HRC supporter Javier Muñoz, who starred in the musical Hamilton as the replacement for Lin-Manuel Miranda will be a special guest at the event.

Mr Muñoz – who is openly gay – previously spoke about living with HIV and also surviving cancer.

He recalled: “I have been living with HIV since 2002, and I’m undetectable.

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