Emmys EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Tambor Says Transgender Military Ban Makes 'Transparent' More Important Than Ever By Alex Ungerman 3:57 PM PDT, September 17, 2017 This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. 50:54Emmys 2017: Jeffrey Tambor Says Transgender Military Ban Makes '…14:47‘90 Day Fiancé’: Ariela Breaks Down in Tears During Confrontatio…03:07'Squid Game' Creator Confirms Season 2 Is Happening: Here's Ever…01:30'RHOBH's Dorit Kemsley Home Invasion: New Video Shows Burglars i…04:43‘Adele One Night Only’: Sneak Peek at Oprah Interview, New Perfo…02:51'You' Co-Stars Victoria Pedretti and Dylan Arnold Are Dating in …03:08CMA Awards 2021: Inside Country Music’s Big Night04:18'Red Notice': Dwayne Johnson Reveals the Moment Gal Gadot Became…05:38Will Smith Recalls Being Suicidal After Watching His Father Abus…04:32‘RHOBH’ Cast Reacts to Dorit Kemsley’s Home Invasion and ‘Terrif…14:38Andy Cohen Shares Major ‘Real Housewives’ Updates: OC, Dubai, At…03:31Nick Cannon Reacts to Ex Kim Kardashian's Rumored Romance With P…03:25Adele Gets Emotional as Son Angelo Watches Her Perform Live for …12:26‘90 Day Fiancé’: Sumit Goes Behind Jenny’s Back and Sabotages Ma…04:26Adele ‘Not Fazed’ by Conversation Around Her 100 Lb. Weight Loss01:09‘Tiger King 2’ Explores What Really Happened to Carole Baskin’s …03:28Kim Kardashian Jokes About Her Three Divorces During Speech at F…02:44Jessica Alba on the Importance of Breaking Stigma Around Mental …17:12'Marvel's Hit-Monkey' Star Ally Maki Dishes on Hulu's Animated S… The current political climate is fueling Jeffrey Tambor's drive for Transparent. ET talked to the two-time Emmy winner on the 2017 Emmys red carpet, where he shared how the Amazon Prime series is more poignant for the LGBTQ community than ever. "Jill Soloway changed my life," the 73-year-old actor shared. "And now with all the politics going on with the transgender [ban] in the military, I drive so fast to work."Thankfully, even with all the challenges the transgender community continues to face, Tambor has noticed a change in the conversation, brought about -- at least in part -- by the dramedy series. MORE: Emmys 2017: The Complete Winners List "It seems as if now people are really getting used to our show," he said. "I love that.""I had a gentleman come up to me on a plane," Tambor added. "And he said, 'Thank you. Thank you for teaching me something I had no idea about.'" EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Tambor Reflects on Progress Made Since 'Transparent' Emmy Win It's good to love what you do, but even better when you feel like your work is affecting positive change.Meanwhile, though Tambor has already won the Lead Actor Emmy twice in the past, he thinks the award should go to someone different this year -- Donald Glover! EXCLUSIVE: 'Transparent' Star Kathryn Hahn on Her Most Important Working Relationship "I'm not the favorite," he explained. "I think a young man from Atlanta is, and deservedly so."The 2017 Emmys air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Watch the video below for more of ET's coverage of the show.2017 Emmys Outstanding Comedy Series: Who Will Win and Who Should Win? This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Related GallerySee All the 2017 Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals!