Celebrities Who Are Huge Advocates for the LGBTQ+ Community

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1. Kerry Washington


The 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard Winner received a standing ovation after delivering her acceptance speech.

“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 of ‘other.' As a result, we have become afraid of one another,” said Washington. She compared the plight of the LGBTQ community to that of the fight for racial equality, a long struggle that she says has yet to be overcome. With her voice, we're one step closer.