Transgender trailblazers share their love and support…
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Caitlyn Jenner (65) recently was on the cover of Vanity Fair and discussed her gender transition.
After the magazine came out, Laverne Cox (31) wrote a long and reflective post on her Tumblr account. Laverne was the first trans woman to be play a lead role on an American television show. She was the first transgender woman to be on the cover of Time magazine and she was the first transgender woman to be Emmy nominated. Since the cover of Jenner came out, she has made several statements showing her support. Her Tumblr post read:
“I am so moved by all the love and support Caitlyn is receiving. It feels like a new day, indeed, when a trans person can present her authentic self to the world for the first time and be celebrated for it so universally.”
The post goes on to say that many times, transgendered individuals struggle with traditional beauty standards. That sometimes those standards are simply unattainable and that she created #TransIsBeautiful as a reminder that everyone should, “whether you’re trans or not, (be) celebrating all those things that make us uniquely ourselves.”
“Yes, Caitlyn looks amazing and is beautiful but what I think is most beautiful about her is her heart and soul, the ways she has allowed the world into her vulnerabilities. The love and devotion she has for her family and that they have for her. Her courage to move past denial into her truth so publicly. These things are beyond beautiful to me.”
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Yesterday, Caitlyn Jenner took a break from her busy work schedule to Tweet her thanks to Laverne. She took a moment to acknowledge the personal support but also Laverne’s amazing strides for the trans community. The Twitter post read:
Well it looks like the two have found new friends in each other and Laverne’s valve of support is wide open. She told US Weekly that she’s looking forward to the ESPYS where Caitlyn will be honoured.