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Esther Zuckerman
January 11, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EST

Newcomer Transparent took home the prize for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical, and creator Jill Soloway gave a passionate acceptance speech, thanking the trans community. 

Creator Jill Soloway accepted the award with her cast behind her. Soloway dedicated the award to Leelah Alcorn “and too many trans people who died too young.” Alcorn, who died in December, left a suicide note to Tumblr saying: “My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. … Fix society.”

Thanks @jillsoloway for the shout out to #LeelahAlcorn. #TransLivesMatter

— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) January 12, 2015

Soloway also dedicated the award to her own trans parent, her “moppa,” as the characters on the show call their parent. “You taught me how to tell my truth and make this show, and maybe we’re going to be able to teach the world something about authenticity and truth and love,” she concluded.

The win for the show also marks the first Globes win for an Amazon show.

 

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