Congratulations to transgender actress Mya Taylor who took home the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday for her performance in the acclaimed indie hit film, Tangerine.
In her acceptance speech Taylor said, “I have had a long journey through my 2015 because I had come from almost nothing and then got this role and this movie, and my life just did a total 360.”
“There is transgender talent. There’s very beautiful transgender talent. So, you better get it out there and put it in your next movie.”
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— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2016