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Ryan Murphy calls for stricter hate-crime laws in Emmys victory speech

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TV producer Ryan Murphy called for stricter hate-crime laws during his Emmy acceptance speech Monday night.

Murphy, who won the limited-series directing award for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” dedicated his award to the LGBTQ community.

{mosads}Murphy, the writer and executive behind “Pose” and “American Horror Story” added in his speech that “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” was in part about internalized and externalized homophobia.

“One of out of every four LGBTQ people in this country will be the victim of a hate crime,” he said, before naming some of the victims of spree killer Andrew Cunanan, who killed Versace in 1997.

“We dedicate this award to them, to awareness, to stricter hate-crime laws, and mostly, this is for the memory of Jeff and David and Gianni and for all of those taken too soon. Thank you very much.”


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