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Kerry Washington Accepts the Vanguard Award at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards & Delivers a Powerful Speech – Watch

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2015-GLAAD-Media-Awards-March-2015-BellaNaija0010Hollywood actress Kerry Washington was the recipient of the Vanguard Award at the recently held 2015 GLAAD Media awards and as she was presented the award the gorgeous actress gave a powerful speech.

The 38-year-old actress started off her speech by saying:

On Monday morning, people are going to click a link to hear what that woman from Scandal said at that awards show, and so, I think some stuff needs to be said. Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people…have been pitted against each other and made to feel like there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of other. We need more diverse LGBT representation [in the media]. And this is big — we need more employment of LGBT people, in front of and behind the camera. We can’t say that we believe in each other’s fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each other’s existence and the truth of each other’s hearts.

Watch the speech below.

The event was attended by a number of stars including Zoe Saldana, Aja Naomi King, Shonda Rhimes, Channing Tatum, Viola Davis, Samira Wiley, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and more.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana & Kerry Washington

Zoe Saldana & Kerry Washington

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi

Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Samara Wiley

Samara Wiley

Aja Naomi King

Aja Naomi King

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

Alex Newell

Alex Newell

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Brad Goreski

Brad Goreski

Kiersey Clemons

Kiersey Clemons

Jessica McNamee

Jessica McNamee

Serayah McNeill

Serayah McNeill

Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark

Matt McGorry

Matt McGorry

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Jack Falahee

Jack Falahee

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Barry King

17 Comments

  1. sOLO ACT

    March 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

    where is her husband oo! i have never seen him on one single carpet! i am not asking her to trot him around but damn girl. are u ashamed of your man? other couples usually show up atleast once. even when she used to date her white BF’s they always went everywhere. hmmmmmmm

    • jhennique

      March 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

      is it your husband????? Please take style mind ya business

    • SOLO ACT

      March 23, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      i am not the one pretending to be in a marriage.

    • TheRealist

      March 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      He has his own life… get one!

  2. bruno

    March 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

    first things first, kerry washingston looks smashing in that gown, she has gotten her thunder back. she has redeemed her self from that ugly disaster she wore to the oscars.

    kerry washingston, preach that good news. people need to hear it. whether u like it or not, gay people are here to stay.

    all ur favourite shows are gonna have gay characters, there’s gonna be lots of heavy boy on boy action, boy on boy kissing, boy on boy sex etc and vice versa as the case may beon tv. deal with it. a boy and a girl can kiss each other on tv shows so why shouldn’t a boy and a boy be allowed to do the same?

    my number 1 rule now, if a show doesn’t have a gay character in it, I will not watch that show. period

    jack falahee is bae (licking my lips)

    • A.N.C

      March 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Not that i’m homophobic but . . when a guy says another guy is ‘bae’ . . . *tsk tsk* #na-ah!

    • seriousl

      March 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      You are clearly gay but sweetie just bcos you guys are here to stay doesnt still make it ok. Yeah, sin is here to stay but the truth will always prevail

    • 21ctl

      March 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      @bruno,
      you need to pray everyday for deliverance….been gay is against the normal way of life and Sodom and Gomorrah practiced it and you know the rest of the story……

  3. ChiChiChilolo

    March 23, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Hmmmmn! Una good morning ooo.

  4. Helena

    March 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

    @BRUNO are you gay??

    Brad Goreski woulda looked great if he didn’t have butterflies in his stomach…sorry, on his suit 🙂

    • Anon

      March 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Is the Pope Catholic? Rhetorical question.

  5. Khamila

    March 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    portia and ellen look so in love tho! na wa o

  6. I no send

    March 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I feel like the gay movement is like a mafia in western world you either show some kind of allegiance or they run you out of town…

    • seriousl

      March 23, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Yeah, its a mafia movement Wrong things are more in your face, you have to search for the truth to do the right thing. Its a choice an individual makes, go with the wind or be the one on the narrow path

  7. kristin

    March 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    That Kerry’s body could have been mine but ……. *looking at my plate of indomie noodles and egg with side eye*

  8. Tosin

    March 23, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    I especially love the way they look. I love the way the Kerry girl looks, the thing with the boobies. And the other folks too, just look great.

  9. Gaboureh

    May 3, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Helen and her girlfriend… i wonder how they feel when both have their periods the same day… pfffff no shame… in them….

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