Kerry Washington

19. Kerry Washington

Actress Kerry Washington was awarded in 2015 with the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards event for her support and pro-gay activism. Washington’s speech ended with ovations from the audience, as she underlined that whole media industry should lead to different perception of the LGBT population. We have to continue to be bold and break new ground until that is just how it is, until we are no longer ‘first’ and ‘exceptions’ and ‘rare’ and ‘unique.’ ”