Comic thesp Jane Lynch has been tapped to receive the 14th annual Achievement Award from Outfest.
The honor will be presented prior to the opening night gala screening on July 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
The Achievement Award, the org’s highest honor, is presented in recognition of a body of work that has made a significant contribution to LGBT film and media.
Previous recipients include Don Roos, Jane Anderson, Gregg Araki
and Rob Epstein.
Lynch, a longtime gay rights activist, recently received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Fox’s “Glee.” She has collaborated with Christopher Guest on numerous projects, with additional credits including “Julie & Julia,” “Post Grad,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Weeds.”