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Golden Globe Winner Mj Rodriguez

By Charlotte Robinson, January 11, 2022

Michaela Jae “Mj” Rodriguez has made history as the first openly transgender actor to win a Golden Globe for her role as Blanca on the FX series “Pose”. With the Golden Globes show on social media this year after it was boycotted by the industry accused of racism, sexism, bullying & corruption, Rodriguez accepted the award on Instagram stating, “OMG OMGGG!!!! @goldenglobes Wow! You talking about sickening birthday present! Thank you! This is the door that is going to Open the door for many more young talented individuals. They will see that it is more than possible. They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark New Jersey who had a dream, to change the minds others would WITH LOVE. LOVE WINS. To my young LGBTQAI babies WE ARE HERE the door is now open now reach the stars!!!!!” David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice concluded, “I am thrilled to see the incredibly talented Mj Rodriguez recognized for her talent and groundbreaking leadership. Pose has offered essential representation for the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ & same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) community, with Mj playing a leading role in helping to curate positive, affirming & diverse stories about our communities. It is powerful to see a show that celebrates us & our history continue to receive acclaim. I hope this continues to serve as a testament to the fact that we have always been here & will continue to show up and show out. As Mj said, this visibility shows our babies that we are here, we are thriving & anything is possible for us. Let us continue to lead on behalf of our babies.”

1 comment:

Adam said...

I'm not familiar with her work but good for her

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