Octavia Spencer Will Receive GLSEN’s Inspiration Award

Octavia Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) with its Inspiration Award at a gala later this year, reports Page Six.

GLSEN announced Tuesday that the star of Hidden Figures and The Help will receive the honor at the group’s Respect Awards, presented in October in Beverly Hills.

GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard said in a statement that Spencer “has devoted her career to diverse storytelling, promoting social good and is a steadfast ally for the LGBTQ community.”