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Michaela Jaé Rodriguez to Receive Visibility Award from Human Rights Campaign

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has a date with Human Rights Campaign later this month. The Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning Pose star has been selected to receive the HRC Visibility Award at the organization’s Los Angeles gala at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live on March 25. “Through her extraordinary talent, courage, and determination, Michaela […]

Transgender-Focused Talent Agencies Create Opportunities for Trans Representation Onscreen

Back in the mid-2010s — before Ann Thomas started her Transgender Talent management company — it wasn’t always easy for Hollywood productions to find trans actors. “They were calling around to LGBT centers: ‘Do you happen to know somebody?'” recalls Thomas, who started the agency in 2015 after appearing on an episode of Glee that […]

Maya Rudolph, ‘Loot’ Team on Building a Strong Cast: “Everyone in the Show Could Be the Lead of Their Own Show”

Money can’t buy happiness — but stacks of cash with Maya Rudolph’s face printed on them can get you pretty close. Happiness was certainly in the air on Wednesday evening at the West Hollywood premiere for Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy Loot, especially for star and executive producer Rudolph. “It was a joy,” Rudolph told The […]

‘Pose’ and Lil Nas X Take Top Prizes at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards

The 2022 GLAAD Media Awards came to a close in New York City on Friday, with the second of two bicoastal ceremonies revealing the rest of this year’s winners. Cody Rigsby and Peppermint hosted the event, which honored Judith Light with the Excellence in Media Award. Pose and Lil Nas X took home the top […]

Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Pose’ Leave Netflix to Stream on Hulu

Hulu has picked up streaming rights for Ryan Murphy’s series Pose and American Crime Story — meaning all of the producer’s shows will for FX will now live under the same streaming roof. The two shows will move from Netflix to Hulu after the former’s license for them expired. Pose and American Crime Story will […]

GLAAD: Broadcast TV Now Features Record Number of LGBTQ Characters

The small screen is now reflecting a record number of LGBTQ characters on primetime. Media watchdog group GLAAD has released the findings of its 17th annual report, Where We Are On TV, which analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regular characters on broadcast networks while also tracking the number of LGBTQ regular and […]

‘Pose’ Star Michaela Jae Rodriguez to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Media advocacy organization GLAAD announced Wednesday that actress and singer Michaela Jaé (MJ) Rodriguez will be honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 33rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in April. Rodriguez is known for her performance as a young mother living with HIV in FX’s Pose, for which she became the first trans woman […]

Michaela Jae Rodriguez Celebrates After Historic Golden Globes Win: “The Door Is Now Open”

Although much of Hollywood reacted with a shrug to Sunday’s announcement of the Golden Globe Awards winners amid a year of criticism over inclusivity and ethics, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez was not one to downplay her appreciation. The Pose star became the first trans woman to score a Globe when she won for best actress in […]

Michaela Jae Rodriguez Named Person of the Year by The Advocate

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez’s banner year continues. The Pose star, who made history as the first transgender performer to land a best drama actress Emmy nomination, has been named by The Advocate as its 2021 person of the year. The honor comes on the heels of Rodriguez releasing a single titled “Something to Say” and as […]

‘Pose,’ ‘Mayans M.C’, ‘Love, Victor’ Among Imagen Awards Winners

FX’s Pose and Mayans M.C. and Hulu’s Love, Victor were among the winners of the 2021 Imagen Awards, which were handed out Sunday night. Netflix’s Ya No Estoy Aquí and PopTV’s One Day at a Time animated special also took home top honors during the ceremony, which was streamed on and In addition, […]

Sandra Bernhard Opens Up About ‘Pose,’ Madonna and Jerry Lewis’ Sexism

Actress, comedian, chanteuse — there’s very little Sandra Bernhard hasn’t done since bursting onto the scene in the late 1970s. She started out as a regular at The Comedy Store, performing alongside Richard Pryor, who cast Bernhard, then 22, in his short-lived NBC variety show The Richard Pryor Show in 1977. By 1983, she was […]

‘Pose’ Co-Creator Steven Canals Shares Planned Emmy Speech: “To Be Queer is a Gift”

Had Steven Canals made it to the stage during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, he would have been ready. The Pose co-creator, executive producer, writer and director prepared comments as a way to meet the moment. And while the groundbreaking FX series did not win any trophies during the telecast — last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies […]