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Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor awarded by Point Foundation

“I am honored to accept this award and I am humbled by the opportunity to use progressive storytelling as a platform for social change.”

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Jeffrey Tambor, star of Amazon Studios’ Golden Globe-winning Transparent, responding to news that Point Foundation will honor him with their Courage Award (for individuals who advocate “for the future of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, and lives with the vision that investing in today’s potential will produce a brighter tomorrow”), Out reports.

“Beyond his sensitive and intelligent portrayal of a transgender character on ‘Transparent,’ Jeffrey Tambor has used his platform to express how society can learn from – and do so much more to help support – the transgender community,” Point Foundation’s Executive Director and Chief Officer Jorge Valencia said in a statement. “It is so important for LGBTQ young people to see that there are allies such as Tambor, who value their stories and what they can contribute to society.”

“I want to thank the transgender and LGBTQ communities for their inspiration, courage, leadership, and for allowing me this supporting role in the movement,” Tambor added.

Image Credit: Amazon Studios

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