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MJ Rodriguez wants to be “the example” for LGBTQ+ people of colour “to show them that it’s possible”

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Michaela Jaé (MJ) Rodriguez explained why representation matters and how she wants to use her platform to be “the example” of what is possible.

The Pose star has been named as one of Time’s Women of the Year alongside the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Kerry Washington and Zahra Joya. “When I was younger, I didn’t have representation for anyone of color in the LGBTQI community,” she explained to the magazine. “Now, I want to be the example.

I want to show them that it’s possible.” The 31-year-old is best known for performances in the likes of Rent, Tick, Tick… Boom!

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