Jacobson — whose work includes the “Hunger Games” film series and FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” — will be honored for her LGBT advocacy with the HRC Visibility Award, which will be presented by “Glee” and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy.
“Nina Jacobson is one of the most influential and enterprising women in the entertainment industry,” said HRC president Chad Griffin. “Living her life openly and honestly as an out and proud lesbian, she uses her incredible platform to be a vocal advocate for LGBT equality and sets the stage as an example for others to follow.”
“Empire,” a family dynasty drama, will be recognized for its inclusion of stories pertaining to LGBT people of color.
“‘Empire’ has undeniably changed hearts and minds in the fight for LGBT equality,” said Griffin. “This groundbreaking series has especially helped to raise the visibility of LGBT people of color, whose stories have been underrepresented in the media.”
The gala will be held March 19 at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.