Jeffrey Tambor, who plays Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, on Amazon's Transparent, won the first Emmy of his long career on Sunday.

Tambor, who won in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, dedicated his award to the transgender community.

“I'd like to dedicate my performance to the transgender community,” Tambor said. “Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your story. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for letting us be part of this change.”

In January, Transparent made history as the first online comedy or drama to win a Golden Globe.

On the show, Maura, a retired college professor of political science, comes out transgender to her family at the age of 70. Maura's adult children are played by Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker, whose character is either bisexual or gay. Judith Light and Carrie Brownstein also appear on the comedy-drama.

Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara) created and directs Transparent.

In accepting her Emmy for outstanding direction, Soloway asked viewers to support the proposed Trans Equality Bill: “We don't have a trans tipping point yet. We have a trans civil rights problem.”

A second season of Transparent is set to debut in December.