Celebrated journalist Ronan Farrow has seen his work have a major impact over the last six months. The reporter wrote a widely read investigative article for The New Yorker in October detailing the multiple sexual assault allegations leveled against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
On Monday night (Apr. 9) that work was rewarded when Farrow accepted the Point Courage Award at the Point Foundation gala at The Plaza in New York. The award, which recognizes continued advocacy for the LGBTQ community, was given to Farrow for his reporting on the Weinstein scandal as well as his continued in-depth reporting on transgender issues.
During his speech, Farrow took the time to quell long-standing rumors about his sexuality and to thank his community for their continued support. “Being a part of the LGBT community — which recognized that reporting I was doing early on and elevated it, and has been such a stalwart source of support through the sexual assault reporting I did involving survivors who felt equally invisible — that has been an incredible source of strength for me,” he said.