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01/10/2012 12:39 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Anna Wintour To Receive Human Rights Campaign 'Ally For Equality' Award For Gay Advocacy

She's known globally as a premier fashionista without parallel, but Anna Wintour will soon add a more humanitarian title to her list of international accolades.

As New York Magazine is reporting, the Vogue editor -- who has been an outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate for years -- will be honored with an Ally for Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) on Feb. 4.

The award is presented to a non-LGBT figure who "demonstrates outstanding support for the community," according to British Vogue. Previous winners include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and "Ugly Betty" star Vanessa Williams. "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy will be on hand to present Wintour with the award, Out reports.

“We recognize Anna Wintour for her grace, dignity, style, philanthropy, and generosity," HRC President Joe Solmonese said in a statement. "We are proud to honor her with the Ally for Equality Award for her commitment to the LGBT community through her work with marriage equality, HIV/AIDS activism, and the 'It Gets Better' campaign."

Meanwhile, as MSNBC notes, Wintour has currently been rallying fashion heavyweights including Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu and Diane von Furstenberg to back President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign with a "Runway to Win" effort.

Watch Wintour's marriage equality support clip for HRC below:

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