This award is so much larger than me. This moment is about visibility and about representation. What and who we see in the media defines our perception of the world around us, and so to see ourselves in this picture of what is ‘normal’ and what is acceptable and what is beautiful is absolutely vital. In saying that, so much of the work that has contributed to our progress as a community is far less glamorous than the work that I’m being honored for tonight.
As stupid and hateful a person he is, I find the UK's recent uproar over banning Donald Trump from Britain for hate speech a slap in the face to the UK's own massive increase in anti-semestism. Your thoughts?