Stephanie Beatriz and Sandra Oh honored at Outfest Fusion
Stephanie Beatriz was presented the Fusion Achievement Award by her “Encanto” co-star Wilmer Valderrama. (photo by Vivien Killilea)
On April 8, Outfest Fusion kicked off their 10-day QTBIPOC with its opening night gala, celebrating individuals of color making an impact in the LGBTQIA+ space, including honorees Stephanie Beatriz and Sandra Oh.
Stephanie Beatriz received the Fusion Achievement Award in recognition of her contributions to LGBTQIA+ storytelling, arts and media visibility. The award was presented by Gloria Calderón Kellett and her “Encanto” co-star Wilmer Valderrama.
Oh virtually accepted the James Schamus Ally Award, presented by actor Alec Mapa, who received his own Fusion Achievement Award from Oh in 2014.
“In these times, I feel we need to examine and question our place in the order of life and take responsibility at every turn,” Oh said. “We need to examine the way we can bring our voices, our work, our art, to bring change to the world by opening hearts and minds.”
The Outfest Fusion festival continues through April 17. For more information visit outfestfusion.com.