Colton Haynes came out publicly as gay in 2016

By Brittany King
Updated August 26, 2016 03:10 PM
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Colton Haynes is being honored for his work in the LGBTQ community.

On Saturday, the Teen Wolf star will be presented with the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award at 17th Annual HRC Seattle Gala.

“Colton Haynes has inspired countless LGBTQ young people across the country and around the world to live their lives as their authentic selves,” said HRC President Chad Griffin in a press release. “By simply being open about who he is, Haynes is helping to break down barriers and tear down closet doors.”

“We are pleased he will be joining us at the 17th Annual HRC Seattle Gala,” the statement continued, “and we are proud to honor him with the HRC Visibility Award.”

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In May, Haynes, 28, came out in an issue of Entertainment Weekly, and addressed his sexuality for the first time.

“It took me so long to get to this point, but I’m doing so good,” he said. “I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and that’s what I care about.”