Congrats are in order for Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez, who has officially made history as the first transgender woman to take home a Golden Globe award. Pop Sugar reports the Pose leading actress won a 2022 Golden Globe last night for Best Television Actress in a Drama Series.
A Historical Win For A Ground Breaking Series
Pose is a groundbreaking FX drama series created by Ryan Murphy, which, according to IMDB, has the largest cast of trans actresses in the entire history of scripted television. Pose tells the emotionally gripping tale of the gay and trans underground ballroom scene in New York City during the late 80s and early 90s. Pose goes in-depth on sensitive political issues such as gay and trans discrimination, hate crimes, and the AIDS crisis throughout its three-season run. MJ Rodriguez stars as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, the role which earned her the historic win.
Although the Golden Globes was not televised this year, MJ Rodriguez was able to share her acceptance speech for her historic win through a series of heartfelt social media posts, including an IG live stream where she shared her reaction with her fans.
On her official Instagram page, MJ Rodriguez writes,
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“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.”, she continues “ 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!!!!! @goldenglobes”. Since the announcement of the historic win, the love and support have been pouring in for MJ Rodriguez from fans, Pose co-stars, and fellow members of the trans community.
Congratulations to MJ Rodriguez on making history for the LBGTQIA community. You can watch MJ Rodriguez’s Golden Globe Award-winning performance in seasons 1 – 3 of Pose, which is streaming now on Netflix.