Yale’s LGBT community honors actress Cynthia Nixon

Yale University’s LGBT community will honor Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon with a concert on Friday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 p.m. at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall.

Tickets, which cost $50-$10, can be purchased online.

Nixon, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series “Sex and the City,” will be honored with the inaugural Artists for Equality Award for her dedication to advancing LGBT rights, including gay marriage.

The Yale Whiffenpoofs, an all-malke undergraduate musical group at Yale, will join Yale’s choral community to present an evening of music in Nixon’s honor.

The concert will take place during IvyQ, an undergraduate conference of LGBT student leaders from across the Ivy League, and Yale’s Second LGBT Reunion. Proceeds from the event will benefit an LGBT charity of Nixon’s choice.

The concert is co-sponsored by Yale GALA, Yale’s LGBT Alumni Association, LGBT Studies at Yale University, the LGBT Coop at Yale and the Association of Yale Alumni.