Watch Lady Gaga's Incredible Women in Hollywood Speech

Watch Lady Gaga's Incredible Women in Hollywood Speech

"I pray we listen and believe and pay closer attention to those around us to those in need....Be a helping hand. Be a force for change."

"I pray we listen and believe and pay closer attention to those around us to those in need....Be a helping hand. Be a force for change."

Text: AJ Longabaugh

Starring on the November 2018 cover of Elle Magazine, Lady Gaga was honored at the Women in Hollywood event hosted by Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia.

Introduced by Jennifer Lopez, Gaga, wearing a show-stopping oversized Marc Jacobs suit, gave the most emotional speech of the evening, opening up about her start in the industry, being a victim of sexual assault, and the importance of mental health awareness.

In an inspired moment, Gaga said, "It is my personal dream that there would be a mental health expert teacher or therapist in every school in this nation and hopefully one day around the world. Let’s lift our voices. I know we are, but let’s get louder. And not just as women. But as humans. And see that there are great men in the world. And ask them to hold our hands. For justice. That our voices be heard. Whatever our story may be. For an equal standing. We will fight for justice for women and men and those with other sexual identities. For me, this is what it means to be a woman in Hollywood. It means, I have a platform. I have a chance to make a change. I pray we listen and believe and pay closer attention to those around us to those in need....Be a helping hand. Be a force for change."

Watch Lady Gaga's incredibly moving, Women In Hollywood speech below:

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