Jessica Chastain won the Oscar for best actress for her role in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" on Sunday and used her speech to touch on suicide, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community and the hopelessness that so many have felt.
"In times like this, I think of Tammy and am inspired by her radical acts of love," Chastain said. "We've talked about love a lot tonight. I'm inspired by her compassion, and I see it as a guiding principle."
The late Tammy Faye Bakker, who Chastain portrayed, was a diligent activist for the LGBTQ+ community.
Chastain noted that we all want to be accepted for "who we are," "who we love," and "to live a life without the fear of violence or terror."
"For any of you out there who do in fact feel hopeless or alone, I just want you to know that you are unconditionally loved for the uniqueness that is you," Chastain said.