Among the biggest winners at the 2017 Emmy Awards: LGBTQ stories and storytellers.
We’ve put together the top rainbow moments of the 2017 Emmys just for you:
Lena Whaithe made her-story
This year’s Emmy Awards were full of historical moments, including Lena Waithe’s incredible and well-deserved win.
At the award show, the Master of None actress became the first black woman to win an award for comedy writing for the show’s Thanksgiving episode, which she cowrote with Aziz Ansari.
Black Mirror’s San Junipero proved queer stories do work
San Junipero broke with Black Mirror’s usually-bleak depiction of technology and the future, with a notably upbeat and heart-warming love story between two women.
The acclaimed episode, which was near-universally acclaimed, picked up an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.
Charlie Brooker, who wrote the episode himself, also picked up the award for Outstanding Writing for a TV Movie.
The episode starred Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis as lovers Kelly and Yorkie.
Kate McKinnon showed the world she’s a comedy goddess
Kate McKinnon was one of the early winners of the evening Sunday, beating a field that included some of her Saturday Night Live colleagues to take home the award for supporting actress in a comedy series.
The first openly lesbian cast member of the sketch comedy show, McKinnon made her mark this season with portrayals of Hillary Clinton, Jeff Sessions, Kellyanne Conway, Betsy DeVos and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
‘Gender traitor’ Alexis Bledel is recognized
Picking up her award at last week’s pre-show Emmy’s, Alexis Bledel won the outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her haunting performance as Ofglen, in the dystopian The Handmaid’s Tale.
It was her first Emmy win.
RuPaul played a living Emmy statue
During the telecast, host Stephen Colbert sat down for an interview with the Emmy statue herself, a golden-winged woman played by RuPaul, TV’s most famous drag queen.
RuPaul was a winner this year too, nabbing the award for host of a reality or reality-competition series for the second consecutive year at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend.
This is a pretty queer night for CBS pic.twitter.com/58Qq4GXioY
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) September 18, 2017
Samira Wiley looked way to cute with her wife, Lauren Morelli
Wiley and her wife, Orange is the New Black writer, Lauren Morelli stole everyone’s hearts with how cute they were on the red carpet and during the ceremony.
this audience shot of samira wiley and lauren morelli at the emmys is all I've ever wanted in my whole life pic.twitter.com/Ju3f33Rosx
— Veronica Heney (@veronicaheney) September 18, 2017
Wiley was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale.
But she was pipped at the post by her co-star, Ann Dowd.
The Cast of 9 to 5 Reunited at the Emmys to Blast Donald Trump
Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda reunited to present at the award ceremony, and used it as an opportunity to tear down Donald Trump
— Girls Really Rule. (@girlsreallyrule) September 18, 2017
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