Whoopi Goldberg will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign as the 2013 recipient of the organization's Ally For Equality Award, which is "given to allies outside the LGBT community who stand up on behalf of equality for all Americans," in February.
The View co-host and Oscar award-winning actress is a long-time supporter of the LGBT community. She hosted the New York City Council LGBT Pride event in New York last June, spoke at the historic March on Washington for gay rights in 1987 and continuously defends the LGBT community on "The View."
"We are proud to honor Whoopi Goldberg with the Ally for Equality Award for her commitment to the LGBT community through her public support of marriage equality, including taking part in our successful New Yorkers for Marriage Equality video campaign in 2011," said HRC President Chad Griffin in press release. "Whoopi is always willing to stand up for our community and is a longtime friend of HRC."
For more information about the the 12th Annual Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala on February 2nd, 2013, where Goldberg will be honored, click here.