Laverne Cox Praises Caitlyn Jenner's Emotional ESPYs Speech: 'Go Caitlyn!'
Jenner, 65, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night at the ESPY Awards
Jenner, 65, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on Wednesday night, tearfully delivering a speech about her journey as a transgender woman.
“All across this country, at this very moment there are young people coming to terms with being trans. They are getting bullied. They are getting beat up. They are getting murdered, and they are committing suicide,” she told the crowd as her famous children watched from the audience. “If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead. The truth is I can take it. But for the kids out there coming to terms with being true with who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.”
Afterward, the Orange Is the New Black actress – herself a vocal trans advocate – posted an Instagram quoting Jenner, writing, “Love this. Go Caitlyn.”
Cox previously praised Jenner in Entertainment Weekly‘s LGBT issue.
“Her authenticity, her vulnerability is beautiful. Her love of family is so beautiful,” she said. “Caitlyn is dynamic and has a sense of purpose and vision.”
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Jenner’s docuseries I Am Cait premieres July 26 on E!.