Kerry Washington News 2015: Shonda Rhimes, Guillermo Diaz & Others Praise Actress For Exceptional Speech On Inequality [VIDEO]

Scandal actress Kerry Washington has just proven that she is a gladiator on and off the screen and during her GLAAD Award acceptance speech, she tackled critical issues that African American's, gays, lesbians and poor people face in society.

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Washington received the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards Vanguard award and her phenomenal speech has become one of the most talked about videos on the Internet.

The actress gave a riveting speech that urged American's to fight the good fight and to realize that people of all races and sexual orientations deserve equal rights and opportunities.

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"I'm going to say some stuff and I might be preaching to the choir, but I'm going to say it. Not just for us, but because on Monday morning people are going to click a link to hear what that woman from Scandal said at that award show, and so I think some stuff needs to be said," Washington said to a roaring crowd.

"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.

Fans around the world and A-list celebs like Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Portia de Rossi, and show creator Shonda Rhimes took to Twitter to praise Washington for exceptional speech.

Check out Washington's GLAAD acceptance speech in the video below.

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