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Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for MTV

Actress Mj Rodriguez on Sunday became the first openly transgender person to win a Golden Globe Award for her lead role in FX's "Pose."

Catch up quick: Rodriguez also made history this summer for becoming the first trans Emmy Award nominee in a major acting category.

What she's saying: "This is the door that is going to Open the door for many more young talented individuals," Rodriguez wrote on Instagram.

  • The actress spoke directly to the LGBTQ community, saying: "WE ARE HERE the door is now open now reach the stars."

The big picture: The Golden Globes took place on Sunday but were not broadcast on live television or via digital livestream due to the continued scrutiny the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been under over the award show's lack of representation, Axios' Sara Fischer reports.

Of note: During Sunday's awards, actor O Yeong-su also made history, becoming the first Korean-born actor to win a Golden Globe for his supporting role in Netflix's "Squid Game."

Go deeper: Golden Globes go dark

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Jan 10, 2022 - Technology

Golden Globes go dark

Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association

If you missed the Golden Globes on Sunday, you weren't alone. For the first time in decades, the show wasn't broadcast on live television or via a digital livestream, due to an ongoing public relations crisis that took the event completely offline.

Why it matters: The Globes are typically a massive Hollywood affair, drawing millions of live viewers and acting as a litmus test for major movies ahead of the Oscars. But amid continued scrutiny over its lack of representation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to dial back the show.

Poll: Most LGBTQ kids' mental health negatively impacted by anti-trans legislation

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Data: The Trevor Project; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios

Over two-thirds of LGBTQ youth said recent debates over state laws that target transgender people have negatively impacted their mental health, a new poll released Monday by the Trevor Project shows.

Why it matters: 2021 saw a record number of anti-trans bills introduced in state legislatures — many specifically focused on trans youth — and experts already expect a similar wave of bills in 2022.

34 mins ago - World

Pentagon: 8,500 troops on high alert for possible deployment to eastern Europe

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed 8,500 U.S. troops on "heightened preparedness to deploy" to eastern Europe in case NATO activates its rapid-response force over tensions with Russia, the Pentagon announced Monday.

Why it matters: No decisions have been made to actually deploy U.S. forces, but the heightened alert level will allow the military to rapidly shore up NATO's eastern flank in the event that Russia invades Ukraine. The Pentagon warned that Russia has shown "no signs of de-escalating," and continues to amass troops on Ukraine's borders.