DAN LEVY, ‘OUT AND PROUD’ SCHITT’S CREEK STAR, ACCEPTS GLAAD AWARD

Canadian actor-producer honoured for promoting acceptance of LGBTQ community

Canadian actor and Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy received a GLAAD award Saturday in San Francisco for his contributions to promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ community. (Kim White/Getty Images)

Canadian Dan Levy, showrunner and star of the TV comedy Schitt’s Creek, received a GLAAD award Saturday evening in San Francisco for promoting LGBTQ acceptance and said his personal path, particularly during his formative years in high school, was not an easy one.

“I think back to that time where I legitimately thought that I’d have to live with this secret — my being gay — for the rest of my life,” Levy told the audience at the gala event. “I didn’t have the security of seeing a lot of people like myself being celebrated in popular culture.”

GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, gave the Toronto-born star its Davidson/Valentini Award, given to someone who “has made a significant difference in promoting acceptance for the LGBTQ community,” according to the GLAAD website.

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