Here’s to being queer! Five Oscars moments that touched LGBTQI+ people’s hearts [watch]

The Oscars were hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 27th, and the LGBTQI+ community was in full form! Jessica Chastain’s poignant speech was one of numerous outstanding moments of LGBTQI+ representation during the Oscars. Take a look at five Oscars LGBTQI+ moments that touched our hearts.

 

1. JESSICA CHASTAIN PUTS THE LGBTQI+ COMMUNITY IN THE FOCUS

Jessica Chastain won the award for Best Actress for her role in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. Chastain honored the feature film’s cast and crew and raised awareness about suicide and the LGBTQI+ community.

“Suicide is a prominent cause of death in the United States; it has affected many families, including mine, and particularly members of the LGBTQI+ community who often feel out of place among their peers,” Chastain added.

She made a stunning message at the end of her speech.

“And for those of you out there who do feel hopeless or alone, I simply want you to know that you are unconditionally loved for who you are.”

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For her outstanding portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer, American actress Kristen Stewart was nominated for the Best Actress Award. Stewart was accompanied by her fiancée, Dylan Meyer, to the ceremony.

Even on the red carpet, the two kissed.

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Kristen Stewart and Dylan Meyer seal a kiss on the Oscar red carpet.
5. OSCAR HOSTS DISCUSS BILL ‘DON’T SAY GAY’The first Oscar hosts in three years were Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall. With their gags, the three hosts stole the show.

The hosts poked fun at Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which has sparked controversy.

Image via Getty Images Photographer: David Livingston

 

“We’re going to have a great night tonight but for you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night!” said Wanda Sykes.

The three hosts then chanted “Gay! Gay! Gay!”

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