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
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!"
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.
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.