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
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)

(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."

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Nov 14, 2013 3:20 PM CST
Who is Gaga to tell Malala, of all people, "never be afraid to speak your mind"? Malala has done that many times over at peril for her life. Go back to smoking your joints & whatever else Gaga, real heroes don't need your "advice".
George R
Nov 12, 2013 2:28 PM CST
"Crowd Goes Nuts For Malala At Glamour Awards" Yet another unmistakable step on her inevitable path to the presidency of Pakistan. The endorsement by Lady Gaga may be just be the boost she needs in order to win over the hearts of conservative Pakistani Muslim men.
Nov 12, 2013 1:50 PM CST
Glad to see people interested in things that should matter.sorry but glamour and fashion is completly useless,no good for us.its the same when a caveman or cavewoman kills a bird to put that birds feathers in their hair and prance thats fashion!! we still havent come that far from caveman.think about it