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The last shall be first, and the first last,” so that God and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and must of necessity be, – all-inclusive.

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WATCH: Kerry Washington Delivers Powerful GLAAD Awards Speech

At the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards Kerry Washington called out the hypocrisy of marginalized communities turning on one another in a fiery acceptance speech.

BY JASE PEEPLES

MARCH 22 2015 2:06 PM ET

Kerry Washington at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards 
Kerry Washington at the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards

Scandal star Kerry Washington received the Vanguard Award for her support as a powerful LGBT ally at last night’s GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles and brought the audience to its feet with a rousing speech.

“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,” she began. “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,”

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