This year’s Golden Globe has been celebrated without the lights, the cameras, and the glamour. The awards continued without the usual red carpet and the stunning stars yet they made many artists and their fans very happy by posting their list on social media platforms.
Among the happy artists is MJ Rodriguez, the woman who turned heads as she made history by being the first trans actress to win the Golden Globe.
The Pose famed actress is highly appreciated for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista, a trans woman with HIV/AIDS. The show revolves around New York City’s African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming drag ball culture across two decades with interwoven stories of the HIV and AIDS crisis in the country
The series recently finished with its final installment in 2021 and has received positive recognition from the viewers. The show has been subjected to various award nominations including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama etc.
It is not the first for the show to make history and come into the limelight. In 2019, Porter became the first openly gay man to be nominated for an Emmy lead acting category and he too won the award.
MJ Rodriguez communicated her happiness with her fans through her Instagram handle and was immediately congratulated by her well-wishers and admirers.
She wrote an earnest message dedicating her win to “young LGBTQAI babies”. She wrote, “OMG! Wow! You talking about a 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 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 reach the stars.”
The message was greatly appreciated and loved by her fans and will no doubt motivate all those who have worked equally hard to gain recognition.
This win became even more remarkable as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association or HFPA, which awards the artists, has been accused of lacking diversity and ethics.
The win was not only for a single woman, but she also won it for her community and she proudly shared it with the world.