Multihyphenate James Franco will receive the Ally Award at the 15th Annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, set to run from Apr 26-May 5.

Franco, who starred opposite Sean Penn in Milk and more recently premiered his film Interior. Leather Bar. at Sundance, will collect the honour on Apr 27 in downtown Miami in recognition of his career accomplishments and contributions to the LGBT community.

“At HBO Latin America, we are committed and proud to support diversity and promote equality of rights in the community, and it is with great honour that we are presenting this year’s awards to James Franco, Travis Mathews, David W Ross and Heather Winters for their great contributions to the LGBT community,” said HBO Latin America Group’s Miguel Angel Oliva