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Grammys to Include Transgender Woman, Man Among Trophy Presenters for the First Time

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This Sunday’s Grammys ceremony will include a transgender woman and man among the trophy presenters for the first time ever in the awards’ 59-year history. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow announced the shift toward a more representative show, saying, “music’s universal power lies in its spirit of inclusion.” He explained, “To be honest, the idea of a ‘trophy girl’ has felt antiquated for some time now … Who wrote that rule anyway? The ability to present a trophy has nothing to do with one’s gender.” Amen.

Grammys to Have Transgender Woman, Man As Trophy Presenters