Ryan Murphy, producer and director of successful TV series as Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story, gave an awe-inspiring speech this week at the Hero Awards in Los Angeles.
Murphy, who won the night’s main ‘Hero Award’ for his series Pose – about New York’s transgender community in the 1980s – said he will be starting up a fund to vote out anti-LGBTQ candidates in US elections.
“It’s a simple and very strong idea, I think,” said Murphy in his reveal. “Let’s help the kids by showing the small-minded the door. There is actually a way to do this. And I want to do it.”
“One after one, anti-LGBTQ candidates who made hate speech and ideology part of their legacy fell, disgraced and eliminated by candidates.”
“It was the midterms this year that gave me home. One after one, anti-LGBTQ candidates who made hate speech and ideology part of their legacy fell, disgraced and eliminated by candidates.”
Murphy said that the number was astounding, with over 20 right-wing anti-LGBTQ politicians gone in one day for expressing their negative views.
“Dana Rohrabacher, Mia Love, Jason Lewis, Pete Sessions — bigots, all of them,” he continued. “And all replaced by allies, new politicians who won’t spread harmful and wrong rhetoric that can lead a young LGBTQ person to actually believe they are not good enough or worthy enough to stay on this earth anymore.”
The fund and a full campaign are expected to be up and running by the end of the year.
Already Ryan Murphy has donated profits from Pose to Trans and LGBTQ Charities in May this year.