The Will & Grace actress says that the current political climate is rather uncomfortable for minorities and it is necessary to focus on LGBT acceptance and awareness more than ever before. Receiving the GLAAD Excellence in Media award Messing asks people to make America gay again (transformation of Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ campaign slogan) and said: “You can’t just write #WomenWhoWork and think you’re advancing feminism. You need to be a woman who does good work #SayWhatYouMeanAndMeanWhatYouSay” . Messing was joined by a whole host of other inspiring voices on the evening, including Angelica Ross. Ross, a trans activist, had a crucial message for trans women of colour. “Your dreams matter, your stories matter, your lives matter and no matter what challenge you’re faced with, you can overcome it,” Ross said.