Ryan Murphy just made major news… again.
Murphy’s latest project Pose is set in 1980s New York and is centered around the city’s iconic queer ballroom culture. The show will feature the most trans actors of any TV show in recent history, as well as a super diverse behind-the-camera crew.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Yesterday, Murphy tweeted that he will be donating 100%–yes, 100%--of the proceeds from Pose to LGBTQ charities.
“I am donating 100 percent of my profits from my new FX show Pose towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations,” he tweeted. “These groups do amazing work and need our support.”
“Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I’m supporting, and encourage you to do the same!”
I am donating 100 percent of my profits from my new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations. These groups do amazing work and need our support. Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I'm supporting, and encourage you to do the same!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) May 9, 2018
Given the enormous success of Murphy’s shows 9-1-1, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, American Crime Story and Feud, along with that $300 million deal he just signed with Netflix, we’d say he can definitely afford to donate the proceeds of his latest FX show.
Murphy announced the first benefactor will be The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, named in honour of transgender LGBT rights pioneer Sylvia Rivera.