Congratulations are in order for Colton Haynes!
The 28-year-old actor received the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award over the weekend at the 17th annual gala in Seattle, Wash.
Colton “has inspired countless LGBTq young people across the country and around the world to live their lives as their authentic selves,” a statement read (via THR).
Colton took to Instagram to share a photo of himself accepting the award, and it looks like it was a very emotional moment for him.
“Thk u @humanrightscampaign for the incredible honor last night. I couldn’t hold back the emotion. I dont feel especially deserving of this recognition. We all know there are many others who have come before me to blaze the trail as LGBT advocates & role models. I am walking in their shoes and following their lead. This is for all of my incredible fans & hope I can inspire y’all to be yourselves even though I hid for so long,” Colton wrote.
Colton Haynes Receives the HRC Visibility Award