Big wins for ‘Transparent’ at Golden Globes, series creator dedicates award to Leelah Alcorn

Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from "Transparent."

Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from "Transparent." Amazon Digital

Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from "Transparent."Amazon Digital

Jeffrey Tambor in a scene from “Transparent.”

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “Transparent” has won the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy, and actor Jeffrey Tambor has won the award for Best Actor for his role in the series.

The sexual identity comedy on Amazon stars Tambor as the patriarch of a Los Angeles family who comes out as transgender.

Accepting the award for best series, series creator Jill Soloway dedicated the Golden Globe to “the memory of Leelah Alcorn and too many trans people who die too young.”

Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teen who died by suicide just days after Christmas, left behind a suicide note blaming years of bullying and harassment, rejection from her parents, and being subjected to Christian counseling and conversion therapy.

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“Maybe we’re going to be able to teach the world something about authenticity and truth and love, to love,” said Soloway.

A visibly moved Tambor thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for helping to put “Transparent” on the map and dedicated his award to the transgender community.

“Thank you for your courage, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for your patience and thank you for letting us be part of the change,” Tambor said.

The 72nd annual Golden Globes are airing live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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