Picture of POSE in the walk towards equality.

New York State Supports 'Pose' in the Walk Toward Equality

New York’s commitment to LGBTQ rights extends beyond legislation and initiatives.
New York State Supports 'Pose' in the Walk Toward Equality
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New York's Commitment to LGBTQ Rights
Groundbreaking Series 'Pose' Set and Produced in New York City

New York’s commitment to LGBTQ rights extends beyond legislation and initiatives. It also serves as a backdrop for productions that bring understanding and acceptance to audiences around the world. 

Set and produced in New York City, the groundbreaking series Pose is making television history with the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles. The Golden Globe-nominated show also features the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. 

A 2018 Williams Institute study shows the importance of positive transgender representations in media like those in Pose. It found that simply showing images of transgender individuals helped reduce transphobia in participants and translated into increased support for transgender rights. 

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, Pose spotlights the legends of New York’s underground ball culture. The series also highlights the struggles of LGBTQ individuals and focuses on the HIV/ AIDS epidemic in New York City. 

Co-creator Ryan Murphy announced in 2018 that he would donate all of his profits from the series to LGBTQ and transgender charitable organizations. 

Top photo: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images 

 

Case of Pose television series.
Pose stars Indya Moore, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, and Mj Rodriguez, 2019. Photo by Amanda Edwards, Getty Images

 

Cast of Pose television series.
Hailie Sahar and Charlayne Woodard, 2018. Photo by Andrew Toth, Getty Images