Swift was on-hand to present Rose with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Tonight I’m here to honor someone who, through her words and through her actions, demonstrates that she is a force-out of nature, ” the singer said before calling the “Orange Is The New Black” star to the stage. “She tells the world that no one can judge us and no one can stop us.”
After receiving her awarding from Swift, Rose told the audience, “I’m just so blest to have experienced both sides of this journey. To have searched endlessly for…someone I can relate to on Tv- and then arriving full circle and being in a show that I know has done the same thing for so many people.” She added, “I truly understand how important it is that we are not invisible. That young people everywhere can turn to the media and be included. Not treated like they do not or should not exist.”
Rose celebrated the sweet moment with Instagram posts later that night.
The true tale of how one’ sometimes girl'( me) was astounded and brought to tears by a astonish’ always amazing and devoting’ girl @taylorswift .. Speeches, hugs and the most beautiful jacket holder in the world. Coming to a screen near you . . . No I can’t believe the happen of the coat was caught so magically .. “Are you sure Taylor? ” .. “I don’t know .. I am really hot but also I don’t believe I can have you hold my coat” …
While Rose’s star might have exploded last year with her debut on “Orange Is The New Black, ” she has been a face for awareness and visibility for gender non-conforming people since 2014, when she debuted her powerful short movie “Break Free, ” which challenges binary appreciations of gender.
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