Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical.
She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.""Our brother Robert, who became our brother Alexis, who became our sister Alexis, who became our brother Alexis, passed this morning September 11, at am," surrounded by loved ones, Richmond Arquette shared in a Facebook post.
As Alexis transitioned into being a woman, she taught us tolerance and acceptance.
As she moved through her process, she became our sister, teaching us what real love is.
Political speeches at the Oscars are nothing new, but Arquette’s 20-second may have done more to change the world than all the paeans and pleas at all the Academy Awards before her.
The impact of Arquette’s speech, along with the challenges still ahead before her cause of true sexual equality is achieved, were the focus of an intimate “Dinner for Equality,” co-hosted by Arquette and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff at a private home in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles Thursday night.
“He was surrounded by all of his brothers and sisters, one of his nieces and several other loved ones.More Hollywood luminaries in attendance included Lily Tomlin, Marisa Tomei, Maria Bello, Minka Kelly and James Van Der Beek.Musical notables included India Arie and Stevie Wonder, both of whom performed at the end of the evening.Patricia Arquette was calm when she came on stage at the 88th Annual Academy Awards to present the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor… Arquette unenthusiastically read the nominees, leaving viewers wondering if she was bored, tired or sedated.When the camera cut to Arquette to announce the winner, she was unaware all eyes were on her as she was looking off somewhere.