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Kerry Washington has been honoured with an award for supporting the LGBT community at the 26th edition of the GLAAD Media Awards.

The Scandal star joined other honorees of the GLAAD's Los Angeles edition of the 26th annual Media Awards ceremony, which held on Saturday March 21, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton.

Washington received the Vanguard Award for supporting the LGBT community from comedienne cum show host, Ellen DeGeneres who presented the prize.

Other honorees include Independence Day director, Roland Emmerich, who picked up the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from presenter Channing Tatum, ABC's How to Get Away With Murder won outstanding drama series, Amazon's Transparent picked up the prize for outstanding comedy series and The Imitation Game was selected in the outstanding film category.

HBO's The Normal Heart, Days of Our Lives, Against Me! were also honorees at the award ceremony.

According to the organizers, the New York leg of the awards ceremony takes place May 9,2015 at the Waldorf Astoria, New York.

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