Golden Globe Goes to Series About Lesbians, Adultery, S&M and Transgender ‘Dad’

By Penny Starr | January 12, 2015 | 3:24pm EST

( – Hollywood, gay activists, and the media that cover them are crowing about’s Transparent show getting the Golden Globe award for Best Comedy on Sunday.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor who plays the lead character in's series "Transparent." (Photo:

“To have the best new show of the fall airing not on a television network, not even on a cable channel, but on a service where you can also buy underwear, that is a revolutionary moment,” Brian Stelter, CNN correspondent, said of the series.

The show, created by Jill Soloway, features three grown children and their father, who is a transgender woman. One daughter is married but has a lesbian affair. Another daughter likes S&M, illegal drugs, and three-somes. The son has multiple sexual relationships. There is much drinking, drug use, and sexual promiscuity and deviancy in the show.

In accepting the award, Soloway recognized her father, who is a transgender woman, and a transgender woman, who recently committed suicide, according to CNN.

“This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn and too many trans people who die too young,” Soloway said in accepting the award. “And it’s dedicated to you my transparent. My Mapa.

“You’re watching at home right now, and I just want to thank you for coming out because in doing so you made a break for freedom,” Soloway said. “You told you truth.

“You taught me how to tell my truth and make this show,” Soloway said. “And maybe we’re going to be able to teach the world something about authenticity and truth and love.”

“To love,” Soloway said as she hoisted the Golden Globe statuette.

Soloway also thanked Jeffrey Bezos, CEO of and owner of the Washington Post.

Jeffrey Tambor, the man who plays the transgender woman in the series and who won Best Actor in a Television Comedy, also touted the transgender community in accepting his award.

"Thank you for your courage," Tambor said. "Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for your patience. And thank you for letting us be a part of the change."

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