Josh Hutcherson to Receive GLAAD Media Award

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Josh Hutcherson, a co-founder of LGBT group Straight But Not Narrow, will receive the Vanguard Award at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 21.

The organization made the announcement today, adding of The Hunger Games star:

"Emerging as a leader in a new generation of equality advocates, Josh Hutcherson has consistently used his platform to help young people understand that no one should face discrimination simply because of who they are. Josh's commitment to achieving equality for every American is a message he carries in his work both on screen and off, earning him the honor of being GLAAD's youngest-ever Vanguard Award recipient."

Ellen DeGeneres will host the ceremony, which will include a performance by Jason Mraz and appearances by Betty White, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joshua Jackson, Kat Graham and others.

Past recipients of the Vanguard Award - which recognizes a celebrity who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for LGBT folks - include Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold, Aaron Spelling, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Eric McCormack and Antonio Banderas.

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Josh Hutcherson Biography

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Josh Hutcherson began working in the early 2000s, appearing in several minor film and TV roles. He gained wider exposure with major roles... More »
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Union, Kentucky
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Joshua Ryan Hutcherson