Colton Haynes is a role model to us all, is what we’ve always said. And the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) agrees.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer equality. Today, they announced that Haynes would be honored with the HRC Visibility Award at the 17th Annual HRC Seattle Gala and Auction. The event, which is set to take place August 27 at the Seattle Sheraton, raises crucial funds in the fight for full LGBTQ equality.
“Colton Haynes has inspired countless LGBTQ young people across the country and around the world to live their lives as their authentic selves,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “By simply being open about who he is, Haynes is helping to break down barriers and tear down closet doors. We are pleased he will be joining us at the 17th Annual HRC Seattle Gala, and we are proud to honor him with the HRC Visibility Award.”
Haynes recently came out publicly as in gay, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. He’s had high-profile roles in both Teen Wolf and Arrow, and made his big screen debut last year in the earthquake disaster movie San Andreas. He also guest stared on The Grinder this past season, and will soon be seen in the second season of Scream Queens.
Recently, he participated in a video released by HRC paying tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub.