Jill Soloway Gives Heartfelt Speech About Transgender Equality After Emmy Win

In 32 states it would still be legal for a landlord to refuse to rent an apartment to a transgender person, Soloway said.


“We hope that Hollywood and the industry will continue to embrace telling the all too important stories that have been written and acted, by and for our transgender community”, he told B&C/Multichannel News. “We don’t have a trans tipping point yet, we have a trans problem”, she said, urging the audience to go to and support the Trans Equality bill.

He dedicated his award to the transgender community, which faces disproportionately high rates of discrimination, harassment, unemployment, and homelessness. Thank you for our inspiration.

Transparent creator Jill Soloway gave Amazon some high praise on Sunday night – ranking the company right after “The Goddess” on the list of overseers she wished to thank upon receiving the Emmy Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series.

“Transparent” also won in the guest actor in a comedy series category, for Bradley Whitford’s performance.

Jeffrey Tambor became the first actor ever to win an Emmy for playing a trans character, and when accepting his statue for lead actor in a comedy, he recognized the importance of the moment. Tambor thanked Zackary Drucker, Jenny Boyland, and Van Barnes-transgender women and activists who have all been instrumental in consulting on Transparent.


“Thank you Mapa for coming out and coming to L.A. And coming here tonight”. Thank you for letting us be part of the change. Thank you for your courage.

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