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Actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox will be honored at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards next month with a GLAAD activism award.
Ellen Page will award the Orange is The New Black star who ‘reshaped the way Americans see transgender people’ with the award for trans activism.
Cox was the first trans woman to produce and star in her own TV show, and will be presented the award by Academy award-nominated actress Ellen Page at a glitzy event held at the Beverley Hilton in Los Angeles.
Page, who recently came out at Time to THRIVE, an event promoting issues of the gay community, said in her speech that Cox was one of her inspirations.
Cox will be honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak award to recognise her activism for the transgender community, and for using her public platform for positive promotion of LGBTI rights.
The award was named after the successful casting director who devoted the last part of his life raising awareness about LGBT and HIV discrimination.
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said: ‘Laverne Cox has reshaped the way Americans see transgender people and raised the bar in diverse representations of the LGBT community in entertainment.’
‘She is not only a talented actress, but a truly transformational leader in the LGBT equality movement. Through her tireless commitment to building understanding and acceptance through education and advocacy, Laverne is movie equality forward both on and off screen.’
Source: Gay Star News
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