When Kesha took the stage Saturday night (March 5) at the Human Rights Campaign's Nashville Equality Dinner, all eyes were on her. She won the HRC's Visibility Award, which is given to celebrities who support and advocate for the LGBT community. In her powerful nine-minute acceptance speech, Kesha spoke out against inequality and injustice.
"My message has always been about being yourself, and we really have to love each other and support each other," Kesha said, wiping away tears. "Believe me when I sing these words ... I'm talking to myself as much as I'm talking to everyone else."
The Warrior singer is currently in prolonged legal turmoil with Sony Music and her alleged rapist, music producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald. Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Adele, and more have rallied behind her during this difficult time.
"My message to you today is don't be afraid to speak up against any injustice you experience," she continued. "Don't let people scare and shame you into changing the things about yourself that make you unique. Those are the qualities that will make your life magical and special. Never deny yourself that. We can't be afraid to fight for our own dignity."