WATCH: Kerry Washington’s Impassioned Speech Slayed at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards

Slay, girl.

Kerry Washington gave an amazing speech at last night’s 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and you’re going to need to watch this.

The Scandal star was joined by several celebs at the A-list affair to “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.”

She was the recipient of the Vanguard Award, which is “presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality.”

Washington started off remarking, “On Monday morning, people are going to click a link to hear what that woman from Scandal said at that awards show, and so, I think some stuff needs to be said.”

She went on to say, “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 like there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of other.”

“We need more diverse LGBT representation [in the media]. We need more LGBT characters and more LGBT storytelling. We need more diverse LGBT representation. And by that, I mean lots of different kinds of LGBT people, living all different kinds of lives. And this is big — we need more employment of LGBT people, in front of and behind the camera.”

“We can’t say that we believe in each other’s fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each other’s existence and the truth of each other’s hearts.”

“In the real world, being the ‘other’ is the norm. In the real world, the only norm is uniqueness. And our media must reflect that. Thank you GLAAD for fighting the good fight. God bless you.”

Watch Kerry Washington’s speech in its entirety in the video below.

It’s not only worth the watch, it’ll make you want to stand up, clap, and work harder towards “inclusive storytelling and inclusive representation.”

Also in attendance of the glamorous event: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego, Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi.

Some of the past recipients of the Vanguard Award include Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Drew Barrymore, and Janet Jackson.