Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Congrats Laverne!

My sis Laverne Cox had a wonderful trip to San Francisco recently. During the May 27 GLAAD Media Awards her appearance in the I Want To Work For Diddy reality show tied with Calpernia Addams' Transamerican Love Story for the Outstanding Reality Series Award.

Here's Laverne's speech from that evening, followed by Calpernia's.

Congratulations to both of you ladies for representing us with class, glamor and dignity. As you said in your speech, Laverne, it was an amazing year for transgender representation on television. Hope it only gets better.

Deepest thanks and appreciation to you Laverne for ensuring that for the first time, we had a media portrayal of a Black transwoman that wasn't rooted in stereotypes.

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