In which Kerry Washington KILLS it while accepting the Vanguard Award at GLAAD’s Media Awards in Los Angeles.
“There are people in this world who have the full rights of citizenship in our communities, our countries and around the world, and then there are those of us who, to varying degrees, do not. We don’t have equal access to education, to health care, and some other basic liberties – like marriage, a fair voting process, fair hiring practices. Now you would think that those of us who are kept from our full rights of citizenship would ban together and fight the good fight. But history tells us that, no, often we don’t. Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people, we have been pitted against each other and made to feel that there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of ‘other.’”
Incredible. (via the Advocate)