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Ryan Murphy will not keep a cent of profit he makes from Pose, here's why

Ryan Murphy has sworn he will be donating all his profit from the show to charity organizations and urges others to do the same
UPDATED JAN 16, 2020
Ryan Murphy (Source: Getty Images)
Ryan Murphy (Source: Getty Images)

Ryan Murphy, the co-creator of 'Pose' musical series, knows full well where his money will serve the right purpose.

The 52-year-old TV producer took to Twitter to announce that he will not be keeping a cent of his profit from the show to himself. Murphy will be donating all the profits from the show, which features record-breaking number of transgender actors and the largest LGBTQ cast, to charities working with transgender and LGBTQ communities. 

Encouraging others to do the same, Murphy wrote, "These groups do amazing work and need our support."

He committed himself further to the cause by tweeting; "Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I'm supporting, and encourage you to do the same!"

 Actors Indya Moore, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van der Beek, Ryan Jamaal Swain, executive producer Brad Simpson and executive producer Nina Jacobson, (l-r, front row) producer/writer Janet Mock, co-creator/executive producer/writer Brad Falchuk, co-creator/showrunner/executive producer/writer/director Ryan Murphy, co-creator/executive producer/writer Steven Canals and actors MJ Rodriguez and Dominique Jackson of the television show POSE speak onstage during the FOX/FX Networks portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 5, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Following the announcement, he picked up the first organization he is looking forward to support, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a legal aid organization based in New York City that serves low-income or people of color who are transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming. 

Screenwriter Ryan Murphy, winner of the Best Miniseries or Television Film for 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crimi Story', attends FOX and FX's 2017 Golden Globe Awards after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Murphy, who has two children with husband David Miller announced that SRLP is his first choice because their work "guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence." He attached a link for fans to donate to the organization as well.

When Variety asked him what prompted him to take the move he said that the action was spurred by his success with the Half Foundation, an organization that supports women and minorities in behind-the-camera work, and the kind of transformation it made in people’s lives.

“We’ve entered this area of television as advocacy, and I’ve seen the difference you can make in people’s lives by showing up for them, caring for them, and helping them in any way that you can,” Murphy stated.