Ms. de Rossi is being honored by the HRC (Human Rights Campaign) for being outspoken for equal rights. If you recall, she and Ellen DeGeneres were married not all that long ago and (especially) since then she's been doing interviews and on talk shows openly discussing her married life with Ellen and being "out" in general.
She's featured in next month's Advocate (March issue) with a detailed interview on her private life and career, etc. Great photo shoot from the prev I saw online. Looking very old Hollywood in much of the shoot; don't think she's ever looked better.
What a beautiful human being, inside and out!