OITNB’s Selenis Leyva to Receive Award for Supporting the LGBT Community

People Magazine

Selenis Leyva will be receiving a well-deserved recognition for her support of children in need and the youth of the LGBT community. The Cuban-American actress, who stars in the Netflix series Orange is The New Black, will be honored at the end of April in the gala hosted by the nonprofit foundation Children of Bellevueto raise funds for the pediatric hospital Bellevue of New York.

Leyva has been very open with her fans about the pride she feels for her sister, a transgendered woman, and has continuingly showed her support for the LGBT community. In addition to causing a stir with her character Gloria Mendoza in the hit series Netflix, the actress has become an influential voice for Hispanics.

See what Selenis Leyva had to say here!

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