Out gay Orange is the New Black actress Samira Wiley received the Visibility Award at the 2015 Human Rights Campaign North Carolina Gala last weekend.
And she gave a BEAUTIFUL speech.
Wiley spoke about kids growing up in intolerant families, her own positive family experience, and what it means to her to be proudly and visibly gay.
"The HRC’s work teaches us every day that sexuality and gender identity..."
"...should be a mere footnote in our lives, rather than the definition of our existence."
We love you, Samira.
Watch the full speech here.
Correction: The Visibility Award was presented to Wiley by the Human Rights Campaign. An earlier version of this post called the organisation the Human Rights Commission.