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Patricia Arquette Gives Powerful Speech Calling for Trans Equality at Emmys 2019 (Video)

Patricia Arquette Gives Powerful Speech Calling for Trans Equality at Emmys 2019 (Video)

Patricia Arquette gave a powerful speech about transgender people during her acceptance speech at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 22) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The 51-year-old actress won for her work playing Dee Dee Blanchard in Hulu’s The Act.

“In my heart, I’m so sad,” Patricia said in her acceptance speech. “I lost my sister Alexis. And trans people are still being persecuted. I’m in mourning every day of my life Alexis. And I will be the rest of my life, for you, until we change the world so that trans people are not persecuted. And give them jobs. They’re human beings….give them jobs.”

Patricia‘s sister Alexis Arquetteu passed away back in September of 2016 and our condolences go out to Patricia and the entire Arquette family on their loss.

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Posted to: 2019 Emmy Awards, Emmy Awards, Patricia Arquette

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