Patricia Arquette Remembers Sister Alexis l 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
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- Patricia Arquette accepts GLAAD’s Vanguard Award at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 1. During her moving speech, Arquette speaks about her late sister Alexis, the importance of trans visibility, and sends the resounding message to “allow our humanity to reach us towards respect, tolerance, faith in each other and acceptance.” She also called out Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice for not responding to a letter from sex Democratic members of Congress including Joe Kennedy III and Barbara Lee which called on Sessions and the Department of Justice to launch a federal hate crime investigation into the pattern of murders of transgender women. At the time of the letter, seven trans women were murdered this year – and last week one more brought the count to eight. Luke Perry and Jeffrey Tambor were on hand to present Arquette with the accolade.
The Vanguard Award is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people. Watch the full broadcast on Logo Thursday April 6 at 10/9c.
For more information about GLAAD's work, please visit www.glaad.org, facebook.com/glaad, and twitter.com/glaad.
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