Monday, September 23, 2019

Patricia Arquette - Emmy Awards '19

Patricia Arquette recognizes trans community
 and late sister during Emmy win

Patricia Arquette 
Patricia Arquette, who played Dee Dee Blanchard in "The Act," took time during her Emmy speech for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie to recognize the trans community.

After winning the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie at the 2019 Emmy Awards, Patricia Arquette gave a powerful speech about transgender rights.

Arquette specifically mentioned her late sister Alexis Arquette, an actress and transgender activist who died in September 2016. 

In my heart I'm so sad I lost my sister Alexis and that trans people are still being persecuted. I'm in mourning in every day of my life for Alexis. Give them jobs. They are human beings, let's give them jobs and get rid of this bias we have everywhere.

Laverne Cox gave a standing ovation inside the theater after Patricia's call for trans equality.

Alexis Arquette 1969 - 2016

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