Jeffrey Tambor made a bold statement during his acceptance speech at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards Sunday night. The "Transparent" star took the stage to accept the Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series where he dedicated his performance to the often overlooked and underrepresented transgender community.
As was reported by Huffington Post, in his speech Tambor, 71, who plays Maura Pfefferman, thanked the brave men and women of the trans community for sharing their stories and paving the way for others. The seasoned actor told audience members, and those watching along at home, he was honored to "be part of the change" that shows like "Transparent" have brought about. Much like his co-star, Jill Soloway, who accepted an Emmy not long before Tambor, the actor challenged those listening to visit TransEquality.org to take a stand for transgender equality.
Jeffrey Tambor: "I'd like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community" pic.twitter.com/eBUlXC4P9v
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