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Colton Haynes Tears Up While Accepting Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award — Watch!

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If you love Colton Haynes as much as we do, then you know he's made quite a few headlines in the last year over his anxiety, and more recently for coming out as gay!

Of course there was that whole beef with The Real O'Neals' Noah Galvin, but Haynes has continued to be an inspiration which is exactly why the Human Rights Campaign decided to honor the Arrow actor with their Visibility Award in Seattle on Saturday!

Related: Colton Haynes Opens Up About His Father's Suicide!

Colton, who was extremely emotional from the time he took the stage, gave an incredibly moving speech in which he admitted:

"I'm asked to play so many different roles as an actor, but tonight I can actually be myself for the first time. It feels incredible."

The studly actor continued by sharing:

"I'm making [the promise] to the next generation of lesbians and gay men, bisexuals and transgender youth and I hope my example will give them the confidence and hope to be who they are, as well."

Ch-ch-check out Colton's incredible speech (below) and jump to the 5:15 mark to skip the actor's intro!

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Kesha Delivers Heartwarming, Honest Speech On LGBT Advocacy After Accepting HRC's Visibility Award!

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This is wonderful!

Kesha was presented with the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award on Saturday night at the organization's 2016 Nashville Equality Dinner, and she delivered an AH-mazing speech about fame, love, acceptance, and life!!

Related: Dr. Luke's Camp Continues To Claim Kesha Is Not A Victim!

The singer, who of course alluded to some of the difficult personal things she's experiencing now, spoke about music, live, equality, and love in accepting her award.

It was an emotional night, with an emotional speech — and a wonderful intro by her friend and fellow singer Wrabel — as Kesha was recognized for advocating for the LGBT movement.

Ch-ch-check out her entire speech (below)!!!

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Watch Lana Wachowski's Inspiring Speech About Her Transgender Experience

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Lana Wachowski, the director of Cloud Atlas, has not made a public appearance to promote her and brother Andy's films in 12 years.

While the filmmaker prefers anonymity, she decided it was finally time to talk about her private struggles that so many others go through too. She got a great opportunity in San Francisco recently when she was honored with the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award.

The "painfully shy" woman behind The Matrix took advantage of the attention to speak about her transgender experience that started when she was a young child in Catholic School and continues to this day.

Mixing humor and brutal honesty, she takes the audience on a walk in her shoes as she recounts the day she almost committed suicide, the day she came to terms with who she really was, the day her parents accepted her femininity and the day she decided to sacrifice her private civic life to make this world a better place for the entire LGBT community.

Take some time and watch the incredible speech (above). We promise you'll laugh, you'll cry and maybe grow a little bit as a person.

Most of all, you'll be hoping that she makes these types of public appearances more often.

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Lady GaGa To Get SLDN Award!

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Wonderful!

Lady GaGa will be honored with the Randy Shilts Visibility Award at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Annual National Dinner on Saturday.

Held in Washington D.C., Queen GaGa will receive the award in recognition of her "accomplishments in bringing the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service personnel to the public’s attention."

Army Sergeant First Class Stacy Vasquez, who escorted GaGa at the MTV Video Awards in September, will accept the award on her behalf.

The organization added:

"Lady GaGa’s outspoken commitment to end 'Don’t Ask' discrimination renewed the call for repeal on the national stage and emboldened millions of young people to get engaged, take action and play a decisive role in repealing this bad law. We are profoundly grateful to Lady GaGa for her passion and tireless involvement."

Amen to that!

Congratulations, GaGa! You deserve this.

[Image via WENN.]

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