BY NATASIA LANGFELDER
Our favorite out and proud celebrities cleaned up at the 2016 emmy’s. And they were awesome doing it. Kate McKinnon won, “Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series” for her work and Saturday Night Live. Lesbians all over America swooned over her acceptance speech.
Next up, Sarah Paulson, who won for her turn as the brilliant but beleaguered attorney Marcia Clark on the miniseries, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. She gave a shout out to her partner, Holland Taylor saying, “If you’re watching, Holland Taylor, I love you”
Taylor responded with:
If I’m watching…?? If I’m WATCHING???
YES, I’m watching–!!!
good LORD! …
I LOVE you!!! pic.twitter.com/63341mz81C
— Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) September 18, 2016
And then we all died of cuteness.
Jill Soloway won “Directing for a comedy series” for the critically acclaimed Transparent. She took advantage of her moment on stage to advocate for the transcommunity and rail against misogyny.
“I’ve always wanted to be part of a movement ― civil rights movement, the feminist movement,” Soloway said. “This TV show allows me to take my dreams about unlikeable Jewish people, queer folk, trans folk, and make them the heroes…Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives,” she said. “We need to stop violence against transgender women and topple the patriarchy. Topple the patriarchy!” She’s so right!
Also- Tatiana Maslany finally won for her portrayal of about a million clones in the Sci-Fi thriller, Orphan Black. Although Maslany herself isn’t queer (as far as we know), the series is LGBT inclusive and the lesbian clone, Cosima, is a huge fan favorite!
Congrats to all!