WINDY CITY TIMES
||NBJC celebrates Mj Rodriguez on Golden Globes win
From a press release
This article shared 567 times since Tue Jan 11, 2022
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) congratulates Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez on earning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama during the 2022 Golden Globe Awards. Rodriguez won for her role as Blanca on the FX show "Pose." She made history as the first openly transgender actor to win a Golden Globe.
Last year Rodriguez also made history when she became the first openly transgender person nominated for a lead acting Emmy.
On Instagram, Rodriquez celebrated her Golden Globes win, saying, "this win is going to open the door for many more young talented individuals" and "to my young LGBTQIA babies, WE ARE HERE the door is now open, now reach for the stars!!!"
"I am thrilled to see the incredibly talented Mj Rodriguez recognized for her talent and groundbreaking leadership," said David Johns, NBJC Executive Director. "Pose has offered essential representation for the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) community, with Mj playing a leading role in helping to curate positive, affirming, and diverse stories about our communities. It is powerful to see a show that celebrates us and our history continue to receive acclaim. I hope this continues to serve as a testament to the fact that we have always been here and will continue to show up and show out. As Mj said, this visibility shows our babies that we are here, we are thriving, and anything is possible for us. Let us continue to lead on behalf of our babies."
"Pose" ended in 2021 after three seasons. Since its premiere, the show has received several Golden Globe nominations, but Mj Rodriguez was the first winner for "Pose."
This article shared 567 times since Tue Jan 11, 2022
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|THEATER "The world keeps spinnin' 'round and 'round" for Andrew Levitt in Hairspray|
"Welcome to the '60s," where psychedelic fashions ruled and mini-skirts were everywhere. Soul music gained a strong voice while segregation separated the dance floors. John Waters' original 1988 film Hairspray displayed drag diva Divine as mother ...
|Trans Jeopardy! champ's win streak ended by Chicago-area librarian|
All good things must come to an endincluding Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider's win streak. Schneider, a transgender engineering manager from Oakland, California, lost her 41st game to Chicago Ridge multimedia librarian Rhone Talsma in an episod ...
|Indiana Court of Appeals denies trans teen's birth certificate gender-marker change|
Last August, the Indiana Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one ruling, denied the request of a transgender teen's ("H.S.") to have his birth certificate's gender marker changed from female to male. A trial court judge in ...
|COMEDY Trans comedian River Butcher performing March 11|
Non-binary trans comedian River Butcher will perform on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., on Friday, March 11, at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Butcher is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comic, actor and writer. Originally from ...
|ICYMI: NCAA Facilitator quits in protest of NCAA's failure to protect trans athletes|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Dorian Rhea Debussy, Ph.D. (they/them), one of 54 facilitators in the NCAA Division III LGBTQ OneTeam program, resigned in protest of recent actions the NCAA has taken, including a new policy around ...
|Billy Masters: Adele, 'Pam & Tommy,' and more|
"Yes, it is truefor over a year, we have been trying to film a script called My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. What is also true, we are not filming; when we get film insurance, we are going to Greece to ...
|SHOWBIZ 'The Gay Agenda,' Elliot Page, actress dies, sports items, Rock Hudson|
Netflix has launched The Gay Agenda, a podcast that looks at the lives of LGBTQ creatives at the top of their fields across different industries, NBC News noted. The goal, the streaming service said, is to ...
|WORLD Namibia ruling, crimes, LGBTQ+ film festival, blogger sentenced|
Namibia's High Court ruled against two same-sex couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with Judge Hannelie Prinsloo saying she agreed with them but was bound by the nation's prohibition of same-sex relations, Reuters reported. Daniel ...
|NATIONAL Trans deaths, N.J. official, political items, 'Queer Eye'|
The murders of two Black transgender women in the early days of the new year struck an ominous tone in the wake of two of the deadliest years on record for transgender Americans, Gay City News ...
|HRC condemns NCAA for failure to protect LGBTQ+ athletes|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. Late last night, the NCAA ratified (https://www.ncaa.org/news/2022/1/20/media-center-ncaa-members-approve-new-constitution.aspx) its new constitution, which does not include nondiscrimination policy language that had ...
|VIEWPOINT Who is my neighbor?|
The notion of functioning as a Good Samaritan is one that transcends any particular faith tradition. The idea of humans treating humans in a humane way sounds so simple, yet history and modernity are replete with ...
|MOVIES Siskel films include 'The Power of the Dog,' 'Flee'|
The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., has current and upcoming movie slates that include everything from older classics to current award-festival favorites. On the more contemporary side, the Jane Campion film The Power ...
|Revry's Black History Month of LGBTQ-First Films and Series celebrates Black stories|
-- From a press release - Los Angeles - This Black History Month, Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Over 35% of Revry's audience is ...
|NCAA updates trans-related policies |
The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees (IOC), POLITICO reported. Under the new guidelines, approved ...
|Nominations announced for 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards|
-- From a press release - New York, NY - Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag ...