Pose was the first truly nuanced portrayal of queer people of colour. For Rodriguez, it was the start of a healing revolution.
“The decision was an amicable and mutual one and was made after much consideration," the Pose actor's rep said.
"The peaceful world that we want is not just going to happen. What are you going to do to make it happen?"
"This is the door that is going to open for many more young talented individuals. They will see that it is more than possible."
Succession, West Side Story and Power Of The Dog were the big winners during this year's ceremony.
She was nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Blanca Evangelista in Pose.
After struggling to find representation as a child, the We Are Who We Are star is celebrating the new wave of queer Black talent on screen.
“There’s no more stigma – let’s be done with that. It’s time,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
Ryan Murphy's drama, which depicts the New York ballroom scene of the 1980s and ’90s, is returning for its third and last series.
After making history, winning over critics and scooping awards, Pose is to air its final series later this year.