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The Category Is … Making Golden Globe History

By Charlotte Filippone

“Gold­en Globe Awards” by Joe Shlabot­nik is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Imag­ine win­ning some­thing as pres­ti­gious as a Gold­en Globe. That alone would be a mind-blow­ing accom­plish­ment, right? Now imag­ine snatch­ing a sec­ond, maybe even more note­wor­thy tro­phy. “Put your glass slip­pers away, Transerel­la. It ain’t nev­er gonna hap­pen!” would snark a Bil­ly-Porter-por­trayed Pray Tell on Pose. Except this time, it real­ly did hap­pen. By tak­ing home the award for Best Actress in a TV Dra­ma for her role of Blan­ca Evan­ge­lista in FX hit series Pose (2018–2021), Michaela Jaé “MJ” Rodriguez became the first open­ly trans­gen­der actress to ever win a Gold­en Globe.

For the New Jer­sey-based actress, who turned 31 just three days before her ground-break­ing achieve­ment, that’s real­ly the icing on the cake. But what makes this so special?

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Independent Nonprofit, Noncorporate, Noncommercial Global News: Democracy Now! Celebrates 25 Years on the Air

By Deborah A. Cecere

“From New York – this – is Democ­ra­cy Now!” With this icon­ic phrase, Amy Good­man opens each hour-long broadcast.

Pho­to Cred­it: Amy Good­man and Juan González in the Democ­ra­cy Now! New York stu­dio. Cre­ative Commons.

What is an inde­pen­dent, non­prof­it, non­cor­po­rate, non­com­mer­cial glob­al news pro­gram? How is it broad­cast and fund­ed? And why do I tune in daily?

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