Earlier this month, EW cover star Laverne Cox wrote an lengthy blog post concerning her thoughts on Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover. Cox wrote that Jenner looked “beautiful” and commended her bravery, but the Orange is the New Black star also took time to reflect on the state of the #TransIsBeautiful movement, which she previously started.
Most trans folks don’t have the privileges Caitlyn and I have now have. It is those trans folks we must continue to lift up, get them access to healthcare, jobs, housing, safe streets, safe schools and homes for our young people. We must lift up the stories of those most at risk, statistically trans people of color who are poor and working class. I have hoped over the past few years that the incredible love I have received from the public can translate to the lives of all trans folks. Trans folks of all races, gender expressions, ability, sexual orientations, classes, immigration status, employment status, transition status, genital status etc. I hope, as I know Caitlyn does, that the love she is receiving can translate into changing hearts and minds about who all trans people are as well as shifting public policies to fully support the lives and well being of all of us. The struggle continues…
Cox also talked about Jenner in the latest issue of EW, saying, “I believe Caitlyn will transcend this moment.”
On Wednesday, Jenner responded to Cox through a note on her Twitter and Facebook.
“Laverne Cox, you are fierce and fabulous!” Jenner wrote. “Your support means the world. Thank you for all that you do for the community.” Jenner used the hashtag #TransIsBeautiful to end her note.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 18, 2015
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