While many of you were partying during Pride last weekend, a little history was taking place in San Francisco as Madame Tussaud's unveiled the wax likeness of her.
She is the first out transperson ever to be so honored, and Laverne was on hand for the June 26 ceremony.
“I hope that it gives people a sense of possibility. I think that it’s
important that yes, I’m transgender, but I’m also a Black person in
America. And I was raised African Methodist Episcopal,” Ms. Cox said in her speech. “So I’m standing here at the intersection of multiple
identities, and so I hope that people will be inspired to believe that
anything is possible.”
The wax figure will be part of the Madame Tussaud's San Francisco permanent collection, and was part of a special display for pride.
Madame Tussaud's San Francisco is located on Fisherman's Wharf, so check it out the next time you are visiting the city.