Lana Wachowski was honored this past weekend with the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award at their gala in San Francisco. Her acceptance speech ranges in topics from being a trans person in the public eye and the Hollywood promotional machine to coming to terms with being transgender. Gawker highlighted some of the best parts of her acceptance speech:
I am going to [come out] but I know there is going to be a price for it. I wasn't sure how I was going to come out, I just knew when I finally did come out I didn't want it to be about my coming out. I am completely horrified by the "talk show," the interrogation and confession format, the weeping, the tears of the host whose sympathy underscores the inherent tragedy of my life as a transgender person. And this moment fulfilling the cathartic arc of rejection to acceptance without ever interrogating the pathology of a society that refuses to acknowledge the spectrum of gender in the exact same blind way they have refused to see a spectrum of race or sexuality.
We applaud you, Lana, and look forward to seeing more of you and your amazing work!