Outfest will honour Roland Emmerich and Fox Entertainment Group at its annual Legacy Awards in Los Angeles on October 21.
Emmerich who most recently directed The Day After Tomorrow, will collect the Visionary Award in recognition of his contribution to LGBT media visibility through his support of Outfest.
Fox Entertainment Group will receive the Guardian Award for its commitment and contribution to the LGBT community and the legacy that they leave within the broader culture.
“We are extremely proud to honour two longtime supporters of Outfest and the LGBT community,” Outfest executive director Kirsten Schaffer said. “As an out-director of billion dollar Hollywood blockbusters, Roland Emmerich has been Outfest’s largest single champion for the last five years. His generous donations have helped to establish the Legacy Project and his support of LGBT causes have been second to none.”
“Fox Entertainment Group has a long and rich history of featuring LGBT characters in its movies and primetime programming,” Schaffer said. “From Melrose Place’s Matt Fielding, to The Simpsons’ Patty Bouvier, to Glee’s Kurt Hummel, Fox has brought us some of television’s most endearing and enduring LGBT characters.