Ryan Murphy is easily one the most prolific television producers this decade. With a number hit television shows — including Glee, American Horror Story and American Crime Story — in the books, he’s now preparing for the release his new FX series Pose, which focuses on ball culture in 1980s New York.
The producer announced Twitter that any and all the prits he makes from Pose will be donated to trans and LGBTQ charities. “These groups do amazing work and need our support,” he said, adding that every day for the next 14 days, he will highlight a charity he'll be supporting.
I am donating 100 percent my prits from my new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations. These groups do amazing work and need our support. Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I'm supporting, and encourage you to do the same!
The Syl Rivera Law Project. SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence. https://t.co/STLAmgRBOZ
Murphy also announced the first charity he will donate his Pose prits to: The Syl Rivera Law Project. Named after LGBTQ rights activist and Gay Liberation Front founder Syl Rivera, the organization is focused on protecting individuals’ rights to “self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence,” according to their website.
Before Murphy announced his charitable intentions, Pose had already made history: The show, which tells the stories trans individuals and drag performers in the 1980s ballroom scene, boasts the largest-ever cast transgender actors on a television show, with five transgender actors joining the show’s series regular cast.
Watch the trailer for Murphy’s upcoming FX series Pose below: