Jeffrey Tambor just won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his much-lauded portrayal of transgender woman Maura Pfefferman. He used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to honor and thank the transgender community.

“I had a teacher who used to say you have to act as if your life as if your life depends on it, and now I’ve been given the opportunity to act because others lives depend on it,” Tambor said.

“Thank you for your patience, thank your for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank you for your inspiration and thank you for letting us be part of the change.” Read more…

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Jeffrey Tambor thanks transgender community during ‘Transparent’ Emmy win