Glee creator Ryan Murphy to donate all profits from new TV show Pose to LGBTQ charities
Glee creator Ryan Murphy is giving all of the proceeds from his new show to LGBTQ charities.
The out screenwriter behind Glee and American Crime Story has a new show coming out next month – and it sounds like his most important creation yet.
Upcoming show Pose is set in 1980s New York, and portrays life in the city’s iconic queer ballroom culture, as most famously portrayed in the film Paris is Burning.
The show features the most transgender actors of any TV show in recent history, as well as a diverse behind-the-camera crew.
Murphy has now announced that all proceeds from the show will be going to LGBTQ charities.
He tweeted: “I am donating 100 percent of my profits from my new FX show Pose towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations. These groups do amazing work and need our support.
“Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I’m supporting, and encourage you to do the same!”
The first announced benefactor is The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, named in honour of transgender LGBT rights pioneer Sylvia Rivera.
Murphy added: “SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.”
The TV creator can probably afford to donate the proceeds of the FX show, given the reach of his lucrative TV empire.
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