Jeffrey Tambor dedicates Screen Actors Guild award to trans community

The Transparent star collected the gong at the ceremony in Los Angeles this weekend (January 30)

Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor has dedicated his Screen Actors Guild award to the trans community.

The actor picked up the award for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Show at this weekend’s ceremony (January 30) in LA.

Tambor plays the character Maura Pfefferman (born Morton Pfefferman), a retired college professor who finally comes out to her family as identifying as a woman.

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During his speech, Tambor thanked the show’s production company at Amazon for their “guts and support” and the show’s creator Jill Soloway for “the responsibility of Maura Pfefferman”.

Of his character he said: “She’s very entitled and she has a lot of money. I would just like to dedicate this award to the non-Maura Pfeffermans who don’t have a lot of cash for their operations, for their medicine, for their freedom. Thank you very much.

You can watch a video of his acceptance speech below, via i-D.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiHMgkxj1G0