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Mj Rodriguez. Latinx woman wearing yellow embellished dress with straight dark dark chin-length hair.

Mj Rodriguez is Newest Face of Olay

“A lot of girls like myself—trans women—we don’t get the opportunity to have open dialogue, let alone be in partnership with organizations like this.”

Billy Porter. Black man wearing yellow and black hat and green jacket.

The Number of LGTBQ Characters of Color on TV Has Risen, Again

For the second year in a row, these characters outnumber their White counterparts, according to a new report by GLAAD.

Dominique Jackson. Black woman with long reddish brown hair wearing dark dress.

WATCH: Dominique Jackson Delivers Powerful Speech On Trans Women of Color

The “Pose” star at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner: “You do not have the power to accept or tolerate me; I take that from you. You will respect me.”

Billy Porter and Jharrel Jerome. Two Black men, one middle age, one younger, wearing black, holding Emmy trophy.

Billy Porter and Jharrel Jerome Make History With Emmy Wins

But most entertainers of color were shut out this year.

Steven Canals. Latinx man wearing dark glasses with dark hair, dresses in black suit jacket and black shirt.

'Pose' Co-creator Steven Canals on Breaking Boundaries for QTPOC

“For the work to be recognized, and for it to be work that uplifts LGBTQ people of color, is pretty incredible.”

Billy Porter. Black man with short dark hair in front of Tony Award sign, wearing red and white tuxedo-style dress with tulle.

Are the Emmy Awards Moving Backwards?

Even with Billy Porter’s nod for his work on “Pose”—which makes him the first openly gay Black man recognized for leading a drama—there remains a problem.

Angelica Ross. Black woman in character as Candy, wearing high ponytail, white corset, blue pin stripe jacket.

'Pose' Creators On Epidemic of Violence Killing Trans Women of Color

“We wanted to really concentrate on the epidemic of violence that trans women are facing.”

Billy Porter. Black man in white-brimmed black hat in black and white outfit.

WATCH: 'Pose' Star Billy Porter Says He Stands Up For 'Little Black Sissy Boys'

Porter in his “Actors on Actors” interview: “The ones who are told that their existence on the planet is unworthy, they’re unworthy of living.”

Marsha P. Johnson. Illustration of a bust of the public art monument.

NYC to Honor Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera With Monuments

The sculptures are billed as the first public art monuments in the world to honor trans women.

Seven people of color stand side by side at a glamorous event.

'Pose' Producers on the Driving Force Behind the Show

“Pose” co-creator Steven Canals on why his show needed to be made: “We weren’t seeing Black and Brown people who also happen to be queer and trans.”

Janet Mock, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Billy Porter. Group of Black actors and filmmakers and one White producer on stage with a purple light and purple curtain behind them and a black banner that reads in purple letters "Pose FX"

Colorlines Favorites of 2018: The Messy Humanity and Community of 'Pose'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, editorial assistant catherine gonzalez discusses why the FX series “Pose” is her favorite TV show of the year. 

Cast of "Pose" and Janet Mock in multicolored outfits in front of room bathed in purple light

FX Strikes a 'Pose' For Another Season

The show, about ball culture in late-’80s Manhattan, broke new ground for the representation of Black and Brown LGBTQ people on episodic television.

Black woman with brown hair in yellow dress in front of purple wall with pink text

Janet Mock Hopes 'Pose' Changes Hollywood for Trans POC Artists

“I knew with ‘Pose,’ I would hold the pen, writing narratives that would show the totality of what it meant to be Brown and Black, to be trans and poor and femme in an era in New York City dictated by a series of ills, from HIV and gentrification to crack and greed.”