High praise: "Through her incredible talent and audacious activism, Anne Hathaway uses her global platform to defend the LGBTQ community," said Chad Griffin, president of HRC.
Actress Anne Hathaway denounced the white, direct and cisgender privilege in a speech at the National Dinner of the Campaign for Human Rights in Washington D.C. Saturday night.
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"It is important to recognize, with the exception of not being a cisgender man, everything about how I was born has put me in the current center of a harmful and widely accepted myth," he said.
"That myth is that homosexuality orbits around rectitude, transgender orbits around the cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness."
Hathaway told how he learned to reject the idea when he spent time with his older brother, who is homosexual, and the LGBTQ community.
"I appreciate this community because together we're not going to just question this myth, we're going to destroy it," he told the crowd.
"Let's start this world and build a better one."
Hathaway was awarded the National Equality Award from HRC. She was recognized for using her time and celebrity to fight for LGBTQ and women's rights
Hathaway's motivation came after listening to former Vice President Joe Biden speak.
"I really needed this," Hathaway said while accepting the National Equality Award at the National Supper of the Campaign for Human Rights. "You gave me my heart back," he said.
"I think I'm probably walking like most people right now, I'm quite surprised by what I see every day, what I hear every day, and I really do not like to admit this, but I'm scared."
"Through her incredible talent and audacious activism, Anne Hathaway uses her global platform to defend the LGBTQ community," he said. HRC President Chad Griffin.
"From speaking out against discriminatory legislation targeting the LGBTQ community to its leadership in labor equality for women, Anne is making a real difference in the lives of countless people around the world."
The actress was also named a global ambassador for UN Women in 2016
Among her many acts, Hathaway has regularly confronted lawmakers and organizations that pushed legislation that she and others felt discriminated against against LGBTQ people.
She and her husband, Adam Shulman, also helped bring the much-needed funds when they sold their wedding photos in 2012 and donated the proceeds to organizations working for equality in marriage.
In 2008, the interstellar star told a crowd of members and supporters of HRC in Los Angeles: "I do not consider myself an ally of the LGBT community, I consider myself his family. And then, I'm doing what we should all do with our families: I'm loving you, I support you, I accept you totally as you are, as I hope you do, and if someone ever tries to hurt you, I'm going to give them hell.
The native of New York City was also named the UN Women's Global Ambassador in 2016, where she is helping to build and support equality for women around the world.
Working: The 35-year-old actress showed her movements as a movie star for photographers