‘Transparent’ cast pays tribute to Leelah Alcorn at the Golden Globes


Last night at the Golden Globes, Amazon Prime’s hit online show “Transparent” took home the award for Best TV Comedy Series. And during the awards show, the cast of the series added to the historic moment by dedicating their wins to the memory of late transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide last month.

“Transparent,” a comedy-drama about a Los Angeles family dealing with the revelation that their father has come out as a transgender woman, won over both fans and critics during its debut season this year and, not surprisingly, took home a Golden Globe award.

And during her acceptance speech, creator Jill Soloway dedicated the win to the trans community and the memory of Alcorn.

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“This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn and to many trans people who die too young,” said Soloway, who also dedicated the victory to her own transgender parent. “And it’s dedicated to you, my trans parent, my moppa [a combination of “mama” and “poppa”]. You’re watching at home right now. I just want to thank you for coming out, because in doing so you made a break for freedom, you told your truth, you taught me how to tell my truth and make this show. And maybe we’re going to be able to teach the world something about authenticity and truth and love.”

And the tributes for Alcorn didn’t end there, the show’s star, Jeffrey Tambor, also won Best Actor in a Comedy TV Series and dedicated his win to the transgender community.

Read what he had to say in his emotional speech after the cut.

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