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Karla Mosley Delivers Emotional Acceptance Speech On The Transgender Community Upon B&B's 10th Consecutive Golden Nymph Award Victory!

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Back on June 18th at the 55th Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco, The Bold and the Beautiful took home their tenth consecutive international TV audience award in the Telenovela/Soap Opera Category.

B&B cast members: Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) attended the festival in the Principality of Monaco, as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, and were on hand to accept the Golden Nymph Award on the series international achievement.

When the trio took took to the podium to accept the award, it was Karla Mosley who had the honors to speak on behalf of The Bold and the Beautiful, and when she did, she delivered a moving, heartfelt plea that touched upon the plight and the struggles of those in the transgender community, and how through her character of Maya Avant, the CBS Daytime drama is casting a light, and opening a dialogue for this under-represented segment of our population in the media.  Here is what Karla shared to the audience below:

KARLA MOSLEY: “We would be remiss to get up here and accept an audience award and not thank our amazing fans who have been committed; those of you who are new, those of you who have been watching every day for almost 30 years, we thank you, we love you. This truly is an acceptance speech for us. For those of you who don’t know, and this is a spoiler, my character Maya Avant just a few months ago came out as transgender. And we have been blessed with this passionate, complicated beautiful storyline by our writers, and our executive producer Bradley Bell.

As I look out here at all of you so beautiful and talented and intelligent and creative, I can’t help but think how urgent and how important it is that we create content that touches the heart.  And sometimes that’s a laugh, sometimes it’s a tear, and sometimes it’s sparking challenging conversations.  So this is for the 40% of the transgender community who has attempted suicide, as opposed to the 5% of the general population.  This is for the 12-plus transgender people who have been brutally murdered in the United States alone.  And it’s also for hope, it’s for those of you whose story is finally included in our canon, and for those of you parents who just might understand what your child is so desperately trying to tell you.  We love you, we thank you, we are your allies. Merci beaucoup.”

The video of Mosley’s acceptance speech alongside of her castmates, Young and MacInnes Wood, was first posted exclusively on B&B’s UK You Tube Channel on Friday.  Watch the speech after the jump, and then share your thoughts on Karla’s touching moment at the podium.

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Beautiful speech. I may not be a fan of Maya, despite her coming out as transgender, but I admire Karla Mosley for tackling such a strong storyline that I’m sure some actresses would have shied away from telling. I applaud Brad Bell for staying cutting edge in his storytelling, and I applaud for Karla for standing up for a community that is continually looked down upon, as if they are not equal.

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Karla Mosley is amazing really there are no words she is awesome

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Lia

Karla continues to amaze and inspire me. Such a beautiful and well-spoken woman.

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Brett

Wonderful speech.

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Nikki

I thought it was an amazing speech and I love Karla Mosley as an actor although I really don’t care much for her as Maya. I think it’s a very good story line and I’m glad it’s being told but I don’t want to see it exploited. Right now everyone who hated Maya all of a sudden love her because she’s transgender. She still plotted to break-up Caroline & Rick. Showing that everyone loves & accepts her is telling that young boy or girl out there that the moment they tell their families their transgender all will be hugs & kisses. In the real world there would be a whole office against her. Look at Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner as an example.

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Kate Linder Set To Welcome Y&R Friends: Sharon Case, Mark Grossman, Christian LeBlanc And More At Vancouver Fundraiser

Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada is the place to be to see some of the most popular stars of The Young and the Restless next month, while raising money and awareness for a good cause and paying tribute to the late Y&R star, Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters).

It all happens on Saturday, July 2oth as Global BC and Alaska Airlines present an Evening with Kate Linder and Friends to benefit the Canucks for Kids Fund.

Hosted by Kate Linder (Esther) who first presided over a Vancouver charity event in May 1998 and has raised over $1,000,000 to benefit many healthcare organizations in the province of British Columbia, she will welcome Christian Le Blanc (Michael), Beth Maitland (Traci). Doug Davidson (Paul), Mark Grossman (Adam), Sharon Case (Sharon) plus Y&R make-up artist Patti Denney and hair stylist Regina Rodriguez for a fun and memorable evening at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.

In addition to a wine and cheese reception, attendees will enjoy a three-course dinner featuring B.C. cuisine, a prize raffle, the ever-popular Q&A segment, a live auction, gift bag and the annual presentation of the Ron Linder Award (Kate’s late husband).

The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities that support children’s health and wellness and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. Thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsor partners, the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) has granted more than $53 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 31 years.

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Tickets can be purchased at www.katelinderafternoontea.com or contact (604) 836-7929.

So, if you are in BC and surrounding areas, or just want to see these citizens of Genoa City up close and personal, will you be attending Kate’s event? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Chandler Massey Talks The Emotional Life Of Will Horton; Rob Scott Wilson & Victoria Konefal Share Insight On Key Scenes On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’

Viewers of Days of our Lives recently watched Will (Chandler Massey) cross over to the light as he hovers near death, and sees his great grandma Caroline (Peggy McCay).  While happily Will survives, Caroline did not.  And through Will’s trauma of surviving a brain tumor, fans were treated to touching scenes between Chandler Massey and his on-screen love interest Freddie Smith (Sonny).

In addition, Will had the difficult task, at the time, to have to tell his beloved grandmother, Marlena (Deidre Hall) that he was dying in more moving and emotional scenes.  So what did Chandler Massey have to share about all the drama? Check out the latest episode of Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast and find out!

With June being Pride Month in many cities in the U.S. and countries around the world, Chandler also weighs-in on the importance of Will as an LGBTQ character on the canvas on television, and in particular, on daytime.  In this podcast, Chandler relates how it’s been amazing to make a difference to people and their lives.  He shares the story of how a man told him in a letter that he watched Days of our Lives with his mother and through watching the storyline; where Will came out to Marlena, how it inspired him to have that conversation with his own mother at that time.  He thought his mother would not understand or accept him, but because she watched Days and saw Will’s journey to come out, she supported her son and who he was.  As Chandler explained, it was confirmation that the story was helping people.

Later, #Cin fans get a treat when Rob Scott Wilson and Victoria Konefal sit-down on the podcast and offer up commentary on some of their most recent and pivotal scenes.  Rob and Victoria take us through cabin fires and police station scenes, and their on-screen love story – a must listen for viewers who are rooting for this duo against all odds in Salem.

Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast is available now via iTunes for download or you can listen at NBC.com/Inside Salem.

Now below, let us know below what you hope is next for Will Horton and Ben and Ciara in the comment section below.

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Y&R’s Michelle Stafford, Mark Grossman & Melissa Claire Egan Today On THE TALK

Want some more insight into the juicy returns of three delicious Y&R characters? And thoughts from the returning Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) and newcomer, Mark Grossman (Adam)? Then do not miss this afternoon;s episode of the CBS Daytime series, The Talk (2PMET/1PMPST).

The ladies of The Talk will chat with Michelle, Mark and Melissa as The Young and the Restless resets its self bringing back fan favorites, and in particular these trouble-making characters who are set to stir up plenty of drama in Genoa City.

Check out the promo below for today’s Monday, June 24th installment featuring the stars of the Daytime Emmy-Award winning Drama Series below.

Then let us know, are you excited for more with Michelle as Phyllis? The re-emergence of Chelsea on the canvas? And how do you feel Mark Grossman is performing in the pivotal role of Adam Newman? Comment below.

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