PFLAG NYC honors activist Audra McDonald

Actress Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald is best known for her work on ABC’s “Private Practice”

BY THE SEATTLE LESBIAN

PFLAG NYC (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of New York City) has announced that Audra McDonald will be the featured honoree at the 32nd Annual PFLAG NYC Awards Gala on Monday, October 15, at Tribeca Three Sixty in New York City. McDonald will receive the PFLAG NYC “Stay Close” Leadership Award in recognition of her years advocating full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and for her participation in the PFLAG NYC “Stay Close” campaign which featured straight celebrities appearing with their LGBT loved ones.

“Bobby and Andy have been there for me at so many important points in my life,” explained McDonald about her godfathers, Bobby Wilson and Andy Gale , who are gay and with whom she will appear in a new “Stay Close” portrait to be unveiled at the PFLAG NYC gala. “I love them so much. I don’t know what I would do without them.”

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