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Human Rights Campaign to honor Shonda Rhimes

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Shonda Rhimes can add one more honor to her growing collection of accolades and awards.

The showrunner who commands an entire night of ABC programming will be honored by the Human Rights Campaign’s with the Ally for Equality award at the 2015 Los Angeles Gala.

“We are thrilled to honor such a fierce and longtime advocate for LGBT equality at this year’s HRC Los Angeles Gala Dinner,” HRC president Chad Griffin said in a statement. “Shonda Rhimes is not only politically outspoken on issues of equality, but has also created some of the most groundbreaking portrayals of LGBT people ever seen on television, helping to change hearts and minds around the world.”

The HRC points specifically to her characters on Grey’s AnatomyScandal, and How to Get Away with Murder as “incredible contributions to our movement.”