Marvel Studios' Victoria Alonso to Receive Visionary Award at 2021 Outfest Legacy Awards Gala

Thursday October 28, 2021
Originally published on October 28, 2021

Victoria Alonso
Victoria Alonso  (Source:Yuri Hasegawa/Redux)

The following is a press release from Outfest:

Outfest — the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization whose impact promotes empathy for the global LGBTQIA+ community, careers in the entertainment industry, and the exhibition/preservation of LGBTQIA+ stories and voices — announced that they will honor Marvel Studios' Victoria Alonso with the Visionary Award at the 2021 Outfest Legacy Awards at the brand-new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, on Saturday, November 13th, presented by Cadillac and IMDb. The event is also kicking off the organization's 40th anniversary year.

Also being honored at the gala will be Neon, receiving the Guardian Award which recognizes a company's commitment and legacy to the LGBTQIA+ community; Jonathan Howard, receiving the Outfest Legacy Award, which honors his extensive contribution to Outfest as a Board member; Robin de Jesús (Actor, "tick, tick...BOOM!") receiving the Terrence McNally Award, which acknowledges his out and proud career across stage and film; Rain Valdez ("Razor Tongue") receiving the Trailblazer Award, which celebrates her fierce creativity as a writer, director, and actor in creating roles and Emmy-nominated shows ensuring that trans peoples' lives are seen; and current Board Co-President Alan Koenigsberg and immediate past Outfest Board Co-President Marissa Román-Griffith, receiving the Jonathan Howard Legacy Award honoring their outstanding leadership during a global pandemic.

Additional participants of the evening include actresses Brie Larson and Jamie Clayton, as well as an evening opening performance by Garrett Clayton.

In honoring Victoria Alonso, the Visionary Award will recognize her contributions to LGBTQ+ representation and media visibility. Alonso is President, Physical and Post Production, Visual Effects, and Animation Production for Marvel Studios. She's also an executive producer on Marvel Studios' films and series, including such hits as "Avengers: Endgame," "Black Panther," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Black Widow," "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings," "WandaVision," "Loki,'' among others. Alonso's impact on the community reaches a global level and inspires millions.

"As a preeminent arts, media and entertainment organization, Outfest thrusts LGBTQIA artists into the spotlight," said Outfest's Executive Director Damien S. Navarro. "40 years into our legacy, our commitment to Queer artists remains steadfast, even as the world around us changes in unexpected ways. We are thrilled to be celebrating the incredible talent, impact, intersectionality, and advocacy of our honorees."

Past recipients at the Outfest Legacy Awards include Laverne Cox, Tom Hanks, Judith Light, Rita Moreno, Lee Daniels, Joey Soloway, Hillary Swank, Sean Hayes, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Bruce Cohen, Lisa Cholodenko, Craig Zadan & Neil Merdon, and Tanya Saracho, amongst others.

The 2021 Outfest Legacy Awards are presented by Cadillac and IMDb.

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