Chely to Receive Community Award at Women's Event 14 Gala in NYC

Openly gay stars Chely Wright and Wanda Sykes are to be honoured by bosses at a social service group on Saturday (12Nov11). The country star, who 'came out' as a lesbian last year (10), will accept the Community Award at the Women's Event 14 gala, hosted by New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. Meanwhile, singer Cyndi Lauper will step onstage to present comedienne Sykes with the Celebrity Activist Award in recognition of her gay rights campaigning.