Emmys: Patricia Arquette Makes Powerful Plea for Trans Rights

  • Variety
Emmys: Patricia Arquette Makes Powerful Plea for Trans Rights
Patricia Arquette gave an impassioned plea for transgender rights while accepting an Emmy on Sunday night. The actress won for her supporting role as Dee Dee Blanchard in Hulu’s true-crime limited series “The Act.”

“I just have to say I’m grateful to be working, I’m grateful at 50 to be getting the best parts of my life,” Arquette began her acceptance speech. “But in my heart I’m so sad. I lost my sister Alexis.”

Arquette’s sister, transgender actress Alexis Arquette, died in 2016 at age 47. “Trans people are still being persecuted,” she continued. “I’m in mourning every day of my life, Alexis, and I will be for the rest of my life for you, until we change the world so trans people are not persecuted — and give them jobs. They’re human beings, let’s get rid of this bias we have everywhere.”

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