Crowd Goes Nuts for Malala at Glamour Awards

Lady Gaga urges education activist to always speak her mind

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 12, 2013 7:06 AM CST

(Newser) – A group of young girls in the audience at last night's Glamour Women of the Year awards ceremony went absolutely nuts—not for an actress or singer, but for a Pakistani education activist. "We love you, Malala!" they shouted as Malala Yousafzai stepped onstage at Carnegie Hall to be honored. Malala, by far the crowd favorite, gave a passionate speech, the AP reports. "I believe the gun has no power at all," she said. "A gun can only kill. But a pen can give life."

Other honorees included Barbra Streisand, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award; Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, who were named Couple of the Year; a hero teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School; Melinda Gates; and Lady Gaga. Gaga, who graces the cover of this month's Glamour, said she wished she could "forfeit" the cover and give it to Malala instead. At the after-party, the two posed for pictures together, and Gaga urged Malala, "Never be afraid to speak your mind. I can't wait until my fans hear your story."

Honoree Malala Yousafzai attends the 23rd Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress America Ferrera, left, appears on stage as Malala Yousafzai accepts The Women of the Year Fund Honoree Award at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on on Nov. 11, 2013 in New York.   (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision /AP Images)
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