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Emmy Awards: What If's? Pose Creator Shares Speech He Would Have Given Had The Show Won

Many in the LGBTQ+ community are still furious over the total snub that Pose received at the Primetime Emmy's, and if you've been watching this week you know that our production team is part of that crowd. The show was nominated for 5 awards, and keeping up with this year's unofficial theme of #EmmysSoWhite they didn't win any of them. If they HAD won (as they should have), creator Steven Canals shared his acceptance speech. Tonight, we're just going to pretend they won, so here is the speech. “The reason I get to stand up here as an openly queer Afro-Latin person is because of my ancestors. In 1969 the fight for trans and queer liberation reached a fever pitch, built on the backs of the women, who happened to be trans and lesbian. Who happened to be Black and Latina. And so I want to honour Marsha P Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major, and Stormé DeLarverie. And that work continues today with Mj Rodgriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Our Lady J and Janet Mock.”