Lilly Wachowski’s First Public Appearance at GLAAD Awards Following Transition Announcement

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Lilly Wachowski walked the red carpet on Saturday for the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards, marking her first public appearance since coming out as transgender on March 8 in an honest and heartfelt statement to Chicago’sWindy City Times. Lilly Wachowski is the sister of Lana Wachowski, who came out as transgender in 2012. The appearance at […]

WATCH: Director Lana Wachowski Honored With Equality Illinois’s Freedom Award

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The award celebrates the Chicago-born Jewish filmmaker’s commitment to LGBTQ visibility. Equality Illinois, a statewide LGBT rights group, honored movie director Lana Wachowski at its annual gala Saturday with its Freedom Award, reports Windy City Times. In her acceptance speech, Wachowski, who is transgender, joked about recent inappropriate daytime talk-show interviews with trans celebrities but […]

Equality Illinois to honor Chicago filmmaker Lana Wachowski

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Chicago filmmaker Lana Wachowski will be presented with the 2014 Equality Illinois Freedom Award at the organization’s February 8th gala, it was announced today. Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state’s oldest and largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans, said the Freedom Award recognizes Wachowski’s personal journey. Over the last year the intensely privateWachowski has opened up […]