Taylor Swift Honored Ruby Rose At This Year’s GLAAD Media Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 02: Honoree Ruby Rose (L) and recording artist Taylor Swift speak onstage during the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 2, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GLAAD)
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Looks like Taylor Swift took a break from working out to Drake to attend this year’s GLAAD Media as a surprise award presenter.

Swift took the stage to give Orange Is the New Black actress Ruby Rose the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. “Tonight I’m here to honor someone who through her words and through her actions, proves that she is a force of nature. She tells the world that no one can judge us and no one can stop us,” Swift stated. “She is a woman of many talents. She is my friend.”

Rose took the stage and upon receiving the award, proceeded to deliver a powerful acceptance speech on her life growing up as a young lesbian girl in Australia, and the woman that she is today:

“It’s so interesting to receive an award for visibility because for such a large part of my life, I just wanted to be invisible. I was out from the age of 12 and I felt discomfort in anything feminine. Still do. I practiced looking like a boy. Still do. I got appalled when I got breasts. Sometimes, still do. I spent a lot of time in a very vulnerable place with little to no support.”

However, Rose found solace in dreaming about her future, and becoming “the person I couldn’t find in my life.”

Other honorees of the night included Demi Lovato, who received the Vanguard Award presented by Nick Jonas. You can check out video of Rose’s speech here.

(Via Billboard)