Openly gay stars Chely Wright and Wanda Sykes are to be honoured by bosses at a social service group on Saturday (12Nov11).
The country star, who 'came out' as a lesbian last year (10), will accept the Community Award at the Women's Event 14 gala, hosted by New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
Meanwhile, singer Cyndi Lauper will step onstage to present comedienne Sykes with the Celebrity Activist Award in recognition of her gay rights campaigning.
Wright has also offered up songwriting sessions for the evening's auction, which will raise money for The Center's programs to help members of the Lgbt community.