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Out Lesbians Lena Waithe and Kate McKinnon Ruled the Emmys Last Night

Out Lesbians Lena Waithe and Kate McKinnon Ruled the Emmys Last Night

Out Lesbians Lena Waithe and Kate McKinnon Ruled the Emmys Last Night

Queer women in TV are starting to get the recognition they deserve!

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History was made during Sunday night's 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, when Master of None's Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win Best Writing in a Comedy Series. Taking history a step further, Waithe commanded the space with a moving shout out to her LGBTQIA+ family, stating: "The things that make us different, those are our super-powers. Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape and go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful as it is if we weren’t in it."

But Lena wasn't the only superhero powerhouse lesbian of comedy who took home some gold hardware. Kate McKinnon also recieved an Emmy award last night for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her hilarious and outstanding work on Saturday Night Live as Hillary Clinton during the season's lampoon of the 2016 Presidential election.

Even in the time of Trump, with attacks on social and civil progress, we are seeing forward momentum everywhere. Congratulations to Kate McKinnon and Lena Waithe for their talent, bravery, grace, and grit!

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