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Posted on Sep 19, 2016

Jeffrey Tambor Made A Powerful Statement About Transgender Representation In Hollywood

"I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television."

On Sunday night, Jeffrey Tambor won the Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Maura Pfefferman in the Amazon series, Transparent.

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In addition to being his usually excellent self, Tambor used his time on stage to address the lack of transgender representation on television.

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"I'm not going to say this beautifully, but to you people out there — to you producers, you network owners, and you agents, and you creative sparks — please give transgender talent a chance," he said.

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"Give them auditions. Give them their story. Do that," he continued.

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"And also, one more thing: I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a female transgender on television."

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"We have work to do. I love you."

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*mic drop*

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