Star of Transparent series will receive Courage Award at Point Honors Gala in New York, April 13
Point Foundation will honor actor Jeffrey Tambor, the 2015 Golden Globe winner for his performance in the hit Amazon series Transparent, with the Point Courage Award. The Award recognizes an individual who has advocated for the future of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, and lives with the vision that investing in today’s potential will produce a brighter tomorrow.
Tambor will receive the award at the April 13 Point Honors gala at the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. The landmark venue speaks to the education-focused mission of Point Foundation, which is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.
“The Point Foundation’s mission of identifying and fostering meritorious students from the LGBTQ community is vital,” said Tambor. “I am honored to accept this award and I am humbled by the opportunity to use progressive storytelling as a platform for social change. I want to thank the transgender and LGBTQ communities for their inspiration, courage, leadership, and for allowing me this supporting role in the movement.”
“Beyond his sensitive and intelligent portrayal of a transgender character on Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor has used his platform to express how society can learn from – and do so much more to help support – the transgender community,” said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation. “It is so important for LGBTQ young people to see that there are allies such as Tambor, who value their stories and what they can contribute to society.”
The co-chairs for Point Honors are Brunson Green, Herb Hamsher and Judith Light. Additional celebrity participation for the April 13 Point Honors event will be announced in the coming weeks. Some of Point’s 80 current scholars and 187 alumni will be present at the event to share with the audience their inspiring stories about how they have overcome challenges to get their higher education degrees.