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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."

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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." (Read more Malala Yousafzai stories.)

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