Ryan Murphy & 'Pose' Cast to Receive Special Honor From The Trevor Project

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Ryan Murphy attends the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 10, 2016 in Los Angeles.  

Since its debut back in June, FX’s Pose has been busy breaking records. The Ryan Murphy-helmed program sported the largest cast of transgender actors in series-regular roles, the largest ever LGBTQ cast on a scripted series and featured the first episode of television in history to be written and directed by a transgender woman of color, Janet Mock.   

Now, Pose is reaping the rewards of their progressive programming. The Trevor Project, a world-famous non-profit organization aimed at aidding at-risk LGBTQ youth, will honor Murphy and the cast of the show at their upcoming TrevorLIVE Gala.      

   

Amit Paley, the CEO and executive director for The Trevor Project, said that the show’s aim to represent trans people so directly has been inspiring to watch. "Ryan Murphy and the cast of Pose have had a tremendous impact on the lives of young LGBTQ people over the past year,” he said. “We're incredibly excited to honor them for their dedication to creating a community of openness and inclusiveness for LGBTQ youth through their innovative work and leadership.”      

Murphy added that he was similarly affected by the organization’s decision to honor his work and his cast. "I’m thrilled to be honored by The Trevor Project alongside the cast of Pose," he said in a statement. "We're extremely supportive of the work that this extraordinary organization does to help LGBTQ young people in need feel heard and valued."   

The showrunner has a history for representing overtly queer storylines in many of his programs. As the creator of Glee, Murphy used the show often as a platform to discuss relevant issues for LGBTQ youth facing bullying in high school, along with featuring major queer storylines in other shows like American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Scream Queens, American Horror Story and many others.   


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