The Latest: Griffin honors Kate Spade while accepting award
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the city of West Hollywood, California, honoring comedian Kathy Griffin for her LGBTQ activism (all times local):
Kathy Griffin has accepted an award honoring her contributions to LGBTQ community by dedicating part of her honor to late designer Kate Spade.
Griffin wore an outfit made out entirely of Spade’s designs while accepting an honor from the Southern California city of West Hollywood Tuesday night.
Griffin opened her acceptance remarks with a tribute to Spade, who was found dead in New York earlier Tuesday in an apparent suicide.
The city gave Griffin on Tuesday its Rainbow Key Award for raising $5 million for HIV/AIDS services and other LGBTQ causes.
West Hollywood Mayor John Duran presented the comedienne the award.
She also said she’s starting a social media campaign to support advertisers who didn’t pull ads from Samantha Bee.
Kathy Griffin will be honored Tuesday by West Hollywood for raising more than $5 million for HIV/AIDS services and LGBTQ causes.
The city will present Griffin with a Rainbow Key Award as part of an annual ceremony honoring individuals who have made contributions to the LGBTQ community.
Griffin is in the midst of a comeback following the uproar after she posed for a photo shoot while holding a fake severed Donald Trump head in May 2017.
Griffin apologized, but later retracted it.
The comedian addressed the fallout of the image, which included death threats and lost jobs, in an interview with The Associated Press in April before she embarked on a North American tour.
West Hollywood is a city of 36,000 between Los Angeles’ Hollywood neighborhood and Beverly Hills.