Next week, the television trailblazer Ryan Murphy will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The out producer, director, and writer has already had a big year with the first season of his latest series, Pose, and winning Emmys for The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
The Walk of Fame ceremony will take place December 4 and other celebs including RuPaul, Shonda Rhimes, Taraji P. Henson, and Jennifer Lawrence will be on hand to unveil Murphy’s star.
Earlier this year Murphy was honored with a Trailblazer award, and during his acceptance speech he revealed how he almost gave up on his Hollywood dream.
Murphy told the audience about his years as an out gay man in in the entertainment industry where he was told he was “too weird, too faggy, too unusual.”
“My mannerisms and voice were mocked by executives in notes meetings,” he added.
When he was about to give up on his dream of making it in the entertainment industry, Murphy got a call from another television pioneer, someone he calls one of the original trailblazers: Norman Lear.
The All in the Family and One Day at a Time creator told Murphy not to give up. “I see you. Keep going,” he told him.