On Sunday Jan 9th 2022, Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez secured the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as housemother and nurse Blanca on the FX show “POSE.” It marks the first time in history a transgender actor has won a Golden Globe.

Rodriguez celebrated her win and the opportunities it offers to other trans performers on Instagram: “Thank you! This is the door that is going to Open the door for many more young talented individuals. They will see that it is more than possible. They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark New Jersey who had a dream, to change the minds others would WITH LOVE. LOVE WINS. To my young LGBTQAI babies WE ARE HERE the door is now open now reach the stars!!!!!”

 Read more on this story at NBC News here.

Congratulations to Michaela Jaé and all involved with the groundbreaking show POSE, catch up with the show on several streaming services.