Cynthia Nixon to Host International Gay And Lesbian Human Rights Commission's 2013 Awards

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Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon is set to host the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's 2013 Human Rights Awards.

Titled A Celebration of Courage, the annual event honors those making a significant and lasting impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people worldwide. The awards take place May 13 at New York's Studio 450. Yasemın Öz, Esq., Dr. Binnaz Toprak and Dorothy Sander are among those being honored.

In 2012, Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate was an honoree, receiving the "Special Recognition Award."

The "Sex and the City" star has continuously lent her voice for LGBT rights. Last month, she hosted the Gay Men's Health Crisis' (GMHC) fifth annual SAVOR dinner, held at New York's Ciprani 42nd Street.

The IGLHRC focuses on issues regarding discrimination and equality, torture, violence and abuse, gender identity and expression and more.