Jonathan Groff to be Honoured by the Point Foundation

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‘Looking’ star Jonathan Groff will be honoured by the Point Foundation with the Point Horizon Award for being a trailblazer for the LGBT community.


The Glee alum – who is also Tony Award-nominated for his role in Spring Awakening – will be honoured alongside Jeffrey Tambor, who will receive the Point Courage Award for his role in Transparent.

“As a proud member of the ever-evolving LGBTQ community, I am so moved by how the Point Foundation truly brings us together as a community in order to reach back and help the youngest generation find pride and inspiration in being who they are,” Groff said in a statement. “The Foundation helps these young LGBTQ scholars, at perhaps their most vulnerable age, realize that the thing that makes them different can be one of their greatest assets.”

“Jonathan Groff is a young star of great talent, ambition and vision – very much like our Point Scholars,” said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation. “He is a proud member of the LGBTQ community and uses his position to speak about both the challenges and opportunities young LGBTQ people face in society. As an actor and an advocate, Groff is an inspiration to the next generation of LGBTQ leaders.”

The Point Foundation empowers young LGBT people to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, having invested $18 million in support for scholarships and education. It is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.

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