Laverne Cox talked about transgender rights at Emmys

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The actress and trans rights campaigner used the spotlight of Emmys red carpet to attract people’s attention to the rights of her community. Cox was nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for the final season of Orange is the New Black. She did not win, but claimed not to be upset about it because she had another, much more important purpose there. The transgender star carried a rainbow clutch she designed herself, printed with the words: “Oct. 8, Title VII, Supreme Court.” It was a clear reference to an upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide if anti-LGBT+ employment discrimination qualifies as discrimination. She did it specially for Emmy because she loses no opportunity to raise awareness. “OK, maybe it’s about this case and maybe it’s about raising awareness so that everyone knows our lives are in danger. And a lot of people aren’t talking about this case and it has implications for the LGBTQ community, but it has implications for women and anyone who doesn’t conform to someone else’s idea of like how you should be a man or a woman or both or neither,” she added.

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