lupitaAward winning actress Lupita Nyong’o on Saturday attended the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Lupita rocked a Grace Jones inspired flat top, to the event that was also graced by Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Lopez.

The awards are aimed at supporting LGBT rights, and Lupita’s attendance really makes a big statement.

The actress comes from a country and region that views homosexuals as worse than criminals, with Uganda just recently passing a law to imprison them for life. There has also been talk of the same in Kenya.

It would be interesting to hear what gay rights opposers would say of Lupita’s move.