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GLAAD to Honor Debra Messing at Annual Awards Ceremony

She will receive the Excellence in Media award at its 28th annual ceremony

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    Debra Messing is seen at Hotel Eventi in New York City in this April 4, 2017 file photo. Messing will be honored by GLAAD in May as a champion against discrimination.

    Debra Messing will be honored May 6 at the GLAAD Media Awards as a champion against discrimination.

    The media LGBTQ advocacy organization announced Monday it will give the "Will & Grace" actress the Excellence in Media award at its 28th annual ceremony, to be hosted by Ross Mathews. Previous winners include Robert De Niro, Russell Simmons, Glenn Close and Diane Sawyer.

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    Messing, a longtime ally to the LGBTQ community, won an Emmy in 2003 for her "Will & Grace" character Grace Adler. The NBC show was instrumental in changing hearts and minds of countless Americans as among the first on prime-time network television to feature out gay lead characters.

    It ran for eight seasons and will soon return to NBC.