Watch Debra Messing's GLAAD Media Awards Speech: 'Ivanka, Please Stop Blindly Defending Your Father'

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Debra Messing accepts the Excellence in Media award at the the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Hilton Midtown on May 6, 2017 in New York City.

“It’s time to make American gay again!” proclaimed Debra Messing during her acceptance speech for the excellence in media award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday (May 6).

“I’m very emotional,” Debra Messing said. “When Vice President Biden said to Meet the Press that Will & Grace had done more to educate the country about LGBT issues than anything else -- besides the birth of my son, that was the proudest moment of my life. And I think tonight’s the third.”

The actress was honored for her vocal activism for the LGBTQ community. During her speech, she nodded to Smash, talked about the “very bad, and very orange man” in the White House and made a direct appeal to Ivanka Trump:

“Ivanka, please stop blindly defending your father and start defending what you say you believe in. You can’t just write '#womenwhowork' and think you’re advancing feminism.” Watch Messing’s powerful speech below:


Gay Pride Month 2017