(Watch) Kerry Washington Gives A Passionate Speech For Equality At The GLAAD Media Awards

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Kerry Washington brought the crowd to their feet last night when she gave a powerful speech on gender equality, Hollywood diversity and human right. The Scandal star was named the 2015 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard winner, which is bestowed on those who are allies of the LGBT community. The star-studded event took place in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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During Kerry’s speech, she addressed society’s behavior and history that caused communities to work against each other and not come together. Kerry remarked:

Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people — we have been pitted against each other and made to feel there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category…

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