‘In Memoriam’ Oscars montage left Alexis Arquette out

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor David Arquette (L), actress Patricia Arquette, and actor Alexis Arquette (R) at the after party for the FX Network's premiere screening of "Dirt" at Republic on December 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

The fans and the relatives of the transgender star are irritated that the Oscars officials forgot to pay tribute to her. “I was really pissed off the academy left out my sister Alexis in the memoriam, because Alexis had a great body of work, but Alexis was one of very few trans artists that worked in the business,” her sister Patricia told ABC News, “At a time when we have trans kids that can’t even go to the bathroom at school, you would think the academy would have a little bit more respect for a group of people that are murdered, and trans women of color are most likely to live in extreme poverty, making $800 a month, so I think the Oscars have a lot of learning to do.”The trans star came from a family of distinguished entertainers and was the sibling of David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette, who have asked for donations be made to organisations which support the LGBT community in their sister’s honour. The celebrity sibling supported Alexis when she announced her transition and praised her for refusing to play stereotypical trans roles proving that gender identity means nothing for the successful acting career.


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