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‘I See You’: Lena Waithe Shouts Out Her LGBTQIA ‘Family’ During Emmys Win

The gay lady Emmys domination continues!

Lena Waithe took home the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the Master of None episode “Thanksgiving.” She shared the win with the star and co-creator of the Netflix series, Aziz Ansari, who co-wrote the much beloved episode alongside Waithe.

“Let me reclaim my time,” she told the applauding audience, channeling California Representative Maxine Waters.

Waithe went on to thank her girlfriend and her chosen family, as well as the entire LGBTQIA community itself.

“Last but certainly not least, my LGBQTIA family, I see each and every one of you. The things that make us different, those are our superpowers. Every day when you walk out the door, put on your imaginary cape,” she said. “Go out there and conquer the world because the world would not be as beautiful if you were not in it.”

“Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina and a little queer girl from the South Side of Chicago,” she said in closing.

The win is must be especially poignant for Waithe, who is the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. (Ansari and series co-creator Alan Yang swept the category last year, as well.) The episode for which she won, “Thanksgiving,” was inspired by her own experiences coming out to her family, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Well, guess there’s nothing left to do but dry-cry in the corner of this Emmys viewing party I’m at somewhere where Judith Light at 0:07 and Anna Chlumsky at 0:20.

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