Director Lilly Wachowski made her first public appearance at Saturday's 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

The 48-year-old Wachowski came out as a transgender woman last month. She said that her coming out was made under pressure from a journalist who was threatening to out her.

“Ta-da!” Wachowski told the audience to cheers.

Wachowski, who was on hand to accept the group's award in the Outstanding Drama Series for Netflix's Sense8, said that her appearance was the result of “a culmination of confluent events.”

“This was something I became aware of shortly after receiving GLAAD's invitation to tonight's affair. A sudden synchronism of time space that included the 20 year anniversary of Bound, the Trans Day of Visibility, National Women's Day, and Pi Day, all occurring within a month's time concurrent with my own coming out with the help of the fabulous people at GLAAD – Nick Adams – as well as the extremely sensitive and courteous people at the Daily Mail.”

“Thanks guys,” she added, giving a thumbs up.

Wachowski's sister, Lana Wachowski, 50, came out publicly as a transgender woman in 2012.

The siblings are best known for directing The Matrix and its two sequels.

Singer Demi Lovato and actress-model Ruby Rose were honored at the event, while Caitlyn Jenner and Jazz Jennings shared a prize.

Logo on Monday will broadcast a one-hour special on Saturday's event.