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Monday, 24 July 2017 23:13

Eight out women nominated for an Emmy in 2017

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evan rachel wood



This is probably a record to see eight openly LGBTQ women nominated for the Emmy this year.

Laverne Cox

These women are:

  • Ellen Page for "Gaycation"
  • Lena Waithe for "Master of None"
  • Samira Wiley for her role in "Handmaiden’s Tale"
  • Shannon Pursuer ("Stranger Things")
  • Kate McKinnon ("SNL")
  • Laverne Cox for her character in "OITNB"
  • Lily Tomlin for her role in "Grace & Frankie"
  • Evan Rachel Wood ("West World")

samira wiley

As you can see, we have lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. It's great to see women from the community who are recognized for their talent and their work in TV series.

Actress Mindy Sterling has also been nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in the web series "Secs & Execs" produced by Tello Films, the company run by queer women. For more information, see our article on "Secs & Execs" here:

Photo of Laverne Cox: Luke Fontana


Lezbelib is the online magazine that helps LGBTQ+ women to stay updated with entertaining blogs and breaking news about LGBT rights.