Mj Rodriguez First Trans Woman to Win Best Actress Imagen Award

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Actor Mj Rodriguez celebrated a historic win on August 11 when she became the first transgender woman in history to win the Best Actress – Television at the Imagen Awards. Rodriguez won the award for her role as Blanca on “Pose,” the critically acclaimed FX show.

The Imagen Awards honor positive representations of Latinx people in media. Rodriguez’s co-stars attended the annual event, where the show won for Best Primetime Program – Drama in a tie with CBS’ “Magnum PI.”

“It’s so crazy to be standing up here because you’d never think in a million years you’d get an award like this being a woman like me,” Rodriguez said while accepting her award, according to Attitude. “Obviously, this is not just for me. This is for the little kids like me… and I’m just trying to speak as much as I can for…

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