Memorable Quotes From Margaret Cho's Speech at LGBTQ Event, TrevorLIVE

The Trevor Project's annual TrevorLIVE event raises funds for the organization's mission to help LGBT youth in crisis. Held in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, the event honored a few people like Kelly Osbourne and Ingrid Nilson, as well organizations like Facebook.

MAKER Margaret Cho gave a speech where she talked about her mentor Joan Rivers, President-elect Donald Trump, and her experience being raped by a family member. Cho also shared how hard it is to talk about sexual assault at comedy clubs and she shared her personal thoughts about the bible.

Read on for some quotes from Cho's impactful speech.

"As a kid, I was bullied. I realized really early on that I was bisexual. I am the B in the LGBT. You don't hear a lot from the bisexual community. We’re here, though. So hi. Hello."

"I told my mother when I was 14 I wanted to be a comedian, and she said, ‘Oh, maybe it’s better if you just die.' So not supportive, but that's all right."

"I came to Hollywood, I found a showbiz mom. My showbiz mom was Joan Rivers. Yes, the best friend I had."

"We need humor right now. We need comedy in this world."

"Rape is the worst crime because, at least with murder, the victim is dead. With rape, the victim lives on with part of them dead."

"I am a survivor of rape, I was raped by my uncle from the age of 5 to 12."

“We have to talk about rape and abuse. We have to talk about it because we shine a light on it when we talk about it, and if we shine a light on it, we have a shot at making rape obsolete. That is my hope and my goal in the future.”

Click here to read Cho's full speech, and watch her exclusive MAKERS story in the video player above.

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