Patricia Arquette Uses Emmy Win To Talk About Trans Rights
While accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (“The Act”), Patricia Arquette used the stage time to talk about her sister, Alexis, who was trans, and who died 3 years ago.
First, Arquette did the thing common to see among women over 50 in the industry: she expressed gratitude to be working and getting the best parts of her life.
And then, she pivoted into what is making her sad: the passing of her sister Alexis. The memory of Alexis and the fact that she still mourns her daily, Arquette said, drives her to work to create a better world for trans people.
Arquette implored the audience to help make the change:
“Trans people are still being persecuted. 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,” said Arquette.
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