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Ruby Rose Accepts The Stephen F. Kolzak Award

Ruby Rose overcomes being Taylor Swift-ed and accepts her first GLAAD Award.

04/04/2016 · 2:46

YOU SO DESERVE IT AND YOU NEED

SOMETHING TO BUILD YOUR EGO UP

BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, I'M

PRETTIER THAN YOU.

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>> RUBY USES HER VOICE TO CHANGE

THE CONVERSATION ABOUT GENDER

AND INCLUSION SO NOW PLEASE

RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR THE ONE AND

ONLY RUBY ROSE.

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> YOU CANNOT JUST TAYLOR SWIFT

SOMEBODY.

THAT'S NOT A THING.

THAT IS NOT FAIR.

I AM A REALLY, MOBILE PERSON,

AND I HAD TO GO THROUGH ALL OF

THE POSSIBLE THINGS THAT COULD

HAPPEN.

I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT TAYLOR

SWIFT COMING TO GIVE ME THE

AWARD, BUT I'M HANGING IN THERE.

FOR YOU.

I'M GOING TO PUT THIS DOWN

BECAUSE I USE MY HANDS AND ALL

KINDS OF WEIRD THINGS.

>> THAT WILL BE A THING.

>> IT IS SO INTERESTING TO BE

RECEIVING AN AWARD BECAUSE IT IS

SUCH A LARGE PART OF MY LIFE I

WANTED TO BE INVISIBLE.

I WAS OUT FROM THE AGE OF 12.

I FELT DISCOMFORT IN ANYTHING

FEMININE, AND I'M NOT JUST

SPEAKING TO THE PEOPLE IN THIS

ROOM RIGHT NOW.

I'M SPEAKING TO THE PEOPLE IN

THE LGBT COMMUNITY WHO ARE

WATCHING THIS FROM HOME.

I WANT TO LET YOU ALL KNOW FROM

MY LIFE THAT WE AND TAYLOR

SUPPORT YOU.

I WANT EVERY YOUNG ADULT TO

QUESTION IF THEY'RE WORTHY, HEAR

ME WHEN I SAY, YES, YOU ARE.

IT'S A COAT RACK.

WE THE MEDIA SET THE BAR OF

ACCEPTANCE BY ACCEPTING LGBT

ACTORS IN OUR WORK AND WE'VE

BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO

RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT LGBT

ISSUES AND USE OUR VOICES TO

FIGHT FOR EQUALITY.

IT IS OUR RESPONSIBLE TO

CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE DIALOGUE

FORWARD BY EMBRACING THE

DIFFERENCES IN OTHERS WITH LOVE

AND KINDNESS AND RESPECT.

YEAH!

SO THANK YOU, GLAAD, AND THANK

ALL OF YOU FOR MAKING MOMENTS

LIKE THIS POSSIBLE NOW AND IN

THE FUTURE.