Trevor Noah and Angelica Ross tell allies to 'listen'

 (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for GLAAD)Zachary Quinto and Janet Mock presented the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City on Saturday.  Trevor Noah and  Angelica Ross, the transgender actress and founder of TransTech Enterprises featured in the interview, accepted the award.

 In its interview of Angelica Ross, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah shed light on the discrimination and barriers to employment that transgender people face.

Accepting the award, Noah recounted his experience of having to “uncondition” the belief instilled growing up that LGBTQ people are not people. The Daily Show host also highlighted the importance of listening for when it comes to being an ally:   “Whether it means listening to black people in America who are oppressed, black women who are at the bottom of the totem pole in America, whether it means listening to the LGBTQ community. Just listen.”

In her acceptance speech, Ross shared a message of empowerment to trans women of color: “Never give up, because your dreams matter, your stories matter, your lives matter,” adding, "no matter what challenge you're faced with, you can overcome it. You can overcome it.”

The Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards were held April 1 at the Beverly Hilton. The 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Airlines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Wells Fargo.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and the issues that affect their lives.  They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality and acceptance.