“Pose” star MJ Rodrigeuz shouted out recent Lakers signatory LeBron James for “representing” for trans and African-American women while at the HFPA grants event Thursday evening.
James posted a series of recent magazine covers featuring African American women, including an Out magazine cover starring Rodriguez.
“Nothing in this world is more POWERFUL than Colored Women!!” James wrote on Instagram. “Thank you all for continuing to not settle and setting great examples in life for so many looking up to you for inspiration/guidance and love!! My daughter is watching!”
“Thank you, LeBron,” Rodriguez said. “I saw that today, and that speaks volumes. I knew it was possible, I knew there were people out there watching, I knew that there were people receiving because it touches all types of demographics and it bridges the gap between many different communities that don’t understand that are becoming to understanding.”
“Not only was he representing for trans women, he was representing for African-American women,” she said.