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Emmy Winners Address Diversity

By Charlotte Robinson, September 23, 2019
When Patricia Arquette accepted her Emmy for Hulu’s “The Act” she paid tribute to her late sister Alexis stating, “I just have to say I’m grateful to be working. I’m grateful at 50 to be getting the best parts of my life & that’s great, but in my heart I’m so sad that I lost my sister Alexis & that trans people are still being persecuted. I’m in mourning every day of my life, Alexis & I will be for the rest of my life for you, until we change the world so that trans people are not persecuted & give them jobs. They’re human beings, let’s give them jobs. Let’s get rid of this bias that we have everywhere.” Then Emmy history was made when Pose’s Billy Porter won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series stating, “We are the people. We as artists are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts & minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth.” Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD CEO & President concluded, "The truly talented Billy Porter just made history as the first out gay man & first Black gay man to win the Emmy in Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as the first time this award has gone to an actor portraying a gay character. Congratulations to Billy for this well-deserved honor & for always using his work & platform to showcase the power of being authentic." Other LGBTQ highlights included RuPaul Emmy win for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program & out actor Ben Whishaw win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his work on “A Very English Scandal” & more.
(Emmy Award Courtesy of Charlotte Robinson)
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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

Last night's Emmy Award show reflected a spirit that was just and deserving and renewing. Bravo to all!

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