Transgender woman received the award for the "Sense8" TV series. Director and producer Lilly Wachowski, formerly known as Andy Wachowski, from the creative duet Wachowski brothers, appeared in public for the first time after the announcement of her new "gender role."
Wachowski, also known for her work on "The Matrix" trilogy, appeared at GLAAD Media Awards, and received the prize for the best drama series "Sense8".
In her speech, she thanked the organizing committee of the event and her sister Lana, who also worked on the series.
Wachowski used the award ceremony as an occasion to talk about her choice, about importance of the identity problem, and also about the freedom of expression of her creativity.
She also sarcastically spoke about the journalists, which forced her to prematurely announce her transgender changes.
The fact that the second Wachowski brother changed gender became known after the publication in the Windy City News, where she criticized the Daily Mail edition for the rude intervention in her private life.
Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965) and Lilly Wachowski (formerly Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski, born December 29, 1967) are sibling American film directors, screenwriters, and producers. They are both openly transgender women. Previously, they were professionally known as the Wachowski Brothers, and now they are the Wachowski Sisters or simply the Wachowskis.