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You Need To Watch Kerry Washington's GLAAD Acceptance Speech

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We've seen some pretty powerful acceptance speeches this year—Patricia Arquette's badass Oscars speech, anyone? But nothing has matched the eloquence of a radiant Kerry Washington at Saturday's GLAAD awards, where she was named the 2015 Vanguard, an honor given to celebs who promote LGBTQ acceptance and equal rights.

For seven uninterrupted minutes she touched on her personal experience as well as our collective responsibility to teach acceptance and tolerance. "As long as anyone, anywhere, is being made to feel less human, our very definition of humanity is at stake." Speak, Olivia Pope!

Watch it here.