Antoni Porowski to receive Champion Award from GLSEN

FILE - Antoni Porowski appears at the 2020 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will recognize the Queer Eye star and author with its Champion Award at a May 16 gala ceremony in New York. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) (Willy Sanjuan, 2020 Invision)

LOS ANGELES – The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is designating Antoni Porowski as a champion.

The organization known as the GLSEN announced Wednesday that it will recognize the “Queer Eye” star and author with its Champion Award at a May 16 gala ceremony at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Porowski is a food and wine expert on the Netflix series “Queer Eye” and author of the cookbooks “Antoni in the Kitchen” and “Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner.” He's been an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and serves on the board of the Equaversity Foundation, which organizes fundraising to support the LGBTQ+ community in Poland.

The executive director of GLSEN says Porowski will be honored for his ongoing “commitment and steadfast support” to better the lives of LGBTQ+ youth.

Porowski hosted the GLSEN Respect Awards last year, a ceremony that was held virtually due to the pandemic.

The organization aims to increase inclusivity for K-12 students of all genders, gender expressions and sexual inclusivity through research and educational resources.