Actor and singer Dyllón Burnside of TV show “Pose” on the FX Network was honored, as was the TransInclusive Group — a transgender-led, South Florida activist organization.
Burnside plays Ricky Evangelista on the FX series. He has also starred in the Tupac Shakur-inspired musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me on Broadway” and in roles on NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” and HBO’s “High Maintenance.”
It is Burnside’s outspokenness about the importance of “Pose” in its representation of LGBT people of color that the HRC emphasized as the reason for the honor.
Cofounder and executive director of the TransInclusive Group, Tatiana Williams, accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Williams is also the testing and community mobilization coordinator at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors.