Originally published on ThinkProgress.
As temperatures reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday at red carpet of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles — making it the hottest Emmys ever — countless attendees were seen wearing a small green ribbon pinned over their award-show finery. Actor Jeffrey Tambor, who won the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy, donned the ribbon as he gave his acceptance speech, which he dedicated to the transgender community (he won the award for playing Maura Pfefferman in Amazon’s Transparent).
But while Tambor’s speech honored the transgender community — and highlighted the civil rights abuses they often face — the green ribbons sought to draw attention to another cause: climate change.
A round of applause for @jeffreytambor. #Emmys @transparent_tv pic.twitter.com/uPPn4RCM78
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 21, 2015
Read more at ThinkProgress: The Important Message Behind All The Green Ribbons At The Emmys
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