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TV producer Ryan Murphy announces multimillion-dollar initiative to vote out anti-LGBTQ lawmakers

Television producer Ryan Murphy is announcing a multimillion-dollar initiative to help elect pro-LGBTQ candidates and vote out anti-LGBTQ incumbents.

Murphy, the producer behind hit shows “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “Pose,” announced the project while accepting an award at the TrevorLive gala, according to NextNowNext.

The new organization, which he said he will launch in 2020, is named “Pose Gives Back,” a nod to his latest television project, which has more transgender series regulars than any other show in history.

{mosads}“I’m going to create and fund, with corporate sponsorship, a multimillion-dollar organization that targets anti-LGBTQ candidates running for office,” Murphy said during his acceptance speech for the Hero Award. “Senate and congressional candidates who think they can get votes hurting and discriminating against us — well, we can get votes, too.”

Murphy said he plans to use the group to financially support at least 20 challengers to anti-LGBTQ candidates.

“I want these hateful and wrong politicians to go, and to stop polluting our moral and ethical ether,” he said.

Murphy, a prominent advocate for the LGBTQ community, said the number of right-wing politicians who were defeated in this year’s midterms was “astounding” to him.

“We are going to send a message which says you cannot make discrimination against us a political virtue anymore,” he continued. “You can’t keep killing our vulnerable young people by promoting and nationalizing your rural, close-minded anti-constitutional viewpoints.”


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