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Kathy Griffin to be honored by West Hollywood for LGBTQ activism

/ 05:00 PM June 05, 2018

FILE – In this March 22, 2018 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Griffin will be honored Tuesday, June 5, by West Hollywood for raising more than $5 million for HIV/AIDS services and LGBTQ causes. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California — 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.

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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.

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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. MKH

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