Wilson Cruz:

Tonight, I accepted @jaredleto’s Best Supporting Actor Award from @aafca. Here’s the transcript of my speech:

“I am honored to join you this evening to accept this award on behalf of my friend, Jared Leto. Twenty years ago, I was fortunate to work with Jared on My So Called Life. Even then, Jared understood the power that a story could have on our culture.

In Dallas Buyer’s Club, Jared truthfully and lovingly portrays the life of Rayon, a transgender woman. Sadly, this is, still, a story that is seldom told by mainstream studio films. It’s the story of an epidemic that ravaged hundreds of thousands of lives. And it’s an indelible story that we cannot forget, for if we do, we risk overlooking the lives of so many people who continue to live with HIV/AIDS, especially among African Americans, Latinos, and transgender people of all colors.

But this can change.

Rayon’s story is one woman’s story, and it’s a powerful one, but Hollywood can further explore the moving and triumphant lives of more Trans people. By doing so, we can end the violence that disproportionately affects our community and foster more understanding and acceptance of Transgender people. After all, we all deserve a chance to be seen and the power in being heard.

On behalf of Jared, thank you for this recognition.”

(Source: facebook.com)

Notes

  1. jordancat reblogged this from bartmanfredi
  2. anja1404 reblogged this from captleto
  3. idril20 reblogged this from captleto and added:
    I didn’t know that Wilson Cruz had done this!! 😍
  4. marsismyreligion-jaredismyjesus reblogged this from jared-trolleto
  5. saffiretiger reblogged this from chrisechelon
  6. lil-mom reblogged this from chrisechelon
  7. chrisechelon reblogged this from jared-trolleto
  8. ireallyhopeyouenjoythefreakshow reblogged this from captleto
  9. jared-trolleto reblogged this from jordancat
  10. sara-nistor reblogged this from captleto
  11. captleto reblogged this from jordancat
  12. xxhnsccxx reblogged this from jordancat
  13. mysocalledproblems reblogged this from leto-lover
  14. leto-lover reblogged this from bartmanfredi
  15. marsviolence reblogged this from bartmanfredi
  16. thesecretisout19 reblogged this from jared-leto
  17. jodie-jode reblogged this from bartmanfredi
  18. ibelieveinholdencaulfield reblogged this from fy-dallasbuyersclub
  19. immyownshrink reblogged this from bartmanfredi
  20. fy-dallasbuyersclub reblogged this from bartmanfredi
  21. feelthemusicfuckwhatheyresaying reblogged this from mary4mars