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With the third and final season prepped to air on FX this summer, Human Rights Campaign has selected the groundbreaking Pose to receive a National Visibility and Impact Award at the org’s “Time for Equality Live” fundraiser.
Set to appear and speak during the April 22 virtual event are Steven Canals, Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Dyllón Burnside and Sandra Bernhard.
“As Pose enters its final season, we at the Human Rights Campaign could not be prouder to honor this incredible show, cast and crew, and to thank them for the visibility they have brought to the LGBTQ community, particularly Black and Latinx trans women,” said HRC president Alphonso David. “Pose has broken barriers since episode one, making it the perfect recipient for our National Visibility and Impact Award at our ‘Time for Equality’ event. Together, we will celebrate this groundbreaking show while marking the progress our community has made under the Biden-Harris administration and reminding us of the critical, life-saving work we must advance for LGBTQ people to be treated equally under law and in life.”
Added cast member Rodriguez: “Acting in a show that tells the story of so many incredible Black and Latinx transgender women like me has been an incredibly rewarding experience, as has hearing from viewers about the effect the show has had. Pose will always have a special place in the hearts and minds of everyone the show has impacted. Our hope is that this marks the beginning of a new era of inclusion of LGBTQ storylines on television.”
The event comes in a troubling time for many in the LGBTQ community. Per HRC, there are more than 220 anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration in state legislatures across the country including 110 that target the trans community, a record number for a single session since HRC has been tracking legislation.
Pose’s final season hits FX on May 2.
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