Singer Taylor Swift made an unexpected appearance during Saturday's 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards to present Ruby Rose with the group's Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality.

“She tells the world that no one can judge us and no one can stop us,” Swift said in presenting Rose. “She is a woman with many talents.”

Rose, a 30-year-old Australian model and former MTV VJ, currently co-stars on Netflix's Orange is the New Black.

She told the AP on the red carpet that she felt as if she should be honoring GLAAD.

“You know, for helping people like me when I was young,” she said. “At twelve I came out. I couldn't see anybody on the screen that was anything like me. I couldn't find anyone gay. It was before the L Word. It was before I could relate. And I felt so alone and I thought I was the only gay person in the world. And so because of GLAAD, there were more people on the screen that represented me.”

“We have gone so far forward, and we have a long way to go, but we are definitely getting there. And tonight means that I'm doing something right,” she added.

Singer Demi Lovato was also honored at Saturday's event, while Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings shared an award, and director Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance.

Logo on Monday will broadcast a one-hour special on Saturday's event.