The media has allowed an embarassing mix-up to distract from a triumph: an LGBT film with an all-black cast won Best Picture at the Oscars.
The Moonlight cast rocked GLAAD pins during Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards.
His work stands as inspiration for resistance to homophobia and racial hatred.
In an astonishing moment, the film about a black gay youth triumphed at the Oscars after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land won the big award of the night, but during acceptance speeches, the screen legend claimed he had been given the wrong envelope.
The Moonlight actor won the best supporting actor award for his role as Juan, an out drug dealer and mentor to a closeted boy. The film also won for best picture and best adapted screenplay.
The 32nd Independent Spirit Awards gave a lot of love, including Best Feature, to the film about a black gay youth.