Biological Man Wins Golden Globes ‘Best Actress’ in a TV Drama Award
First time a transgender actor ever won award in ceremony
The 79th annual Golden Globes Award show has honored Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez with “Best Actress” in a television drama.
Rodriguez, born a male, now claims to be a woman.
The transgender actor’s character, Blanca, a nurse on the LGBT dramatic series “Pose,” won Rodriguez the award.
Hey I just want to say, I’m still on cloud 9. I will say this though. To the people who don’t see me as female or worthy of this award, I don’t care. I will still move how I always have and that’s through LOVE. The creator themselves put me here, and for that I will continue. 🙏🏽— Michaela Jaé (Mj) (@MjRodriguez7) January 10, 2022
It marks the first time a transgender actor has ever won a Golden Globe, NBC reported.
Rodriguez expressed appreciation for the award on Instagram, hoping to prove “young Black Latina girl from Newark, New Jersey” could find success through “love.”
“Wow! You talking about sickening birthday present! Thank you!
"This is the door that is going to open the door for many more young talented individuals.”
“They will see that it is more than possible.
"They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark, New Jersey, who had a dream, to change the minds others would WITH LOVE. LOVE WINS. To my young LGBTQAI babies WE ARE HERE the door is now open now reach the stars!!!!!”
Rodriguez also praised fellow nominees, saying:
“To the nominees we are Queens.”
“I’m so happy to share space with you! Each and every last one of you women are phenomenal.”
“Pose” has the largest number of transgender actors ever for one show.
But several stars such as Indya Moore and Angelica Ross said the drama was not respected by the larger acting community and award shows:
“Something abt trans ppl not being honored on a show abt trans ppl who created a culture to honor ourselves bc the world doesn’t,” tweeted Moore, who plays Angel Evangelista, a transgender sex worker pursuing a career as a fashion model.
“Let’s call it cognitive cissonance.”
“Cissonance” is a play on the word “dissonance,” swapping out “dis” for “cis.”
The term "cis" is used by left-wing progressives to describe people who identify as the sex and gender they were born with.
Moore’s co-star Ross echoed similar sentiments:
Angelica Ross, who played black trans "woman" Candy Ferocity, tweeted:
“I want you to know from the jump that these tears are not about an award or a nomination,” Ross said.
“Ultimately, I need y’all to understand that I’m so tired — those of you who know me know I’m not just working on screen or behind screen, but I’m working around the clock to get our society to value trans lives and black trans lives.”