Laverne Cox Praises Miley Cyrus' 'Epic Trans Moment' at VMAs
Miley Cyrus brought out a group of transgender young people to introduce her performance
“Love this epic trans moment onstage at this year’s #VMAs,” Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox wrote Tuesday night on Instagram, referring to Cyrus, 22, tapping her transgender friends to help present her performance in honor of the Happy Hippie Foundation during Sunday’s show.
Cyrus’ organization aims to combat homelessness and other problems that disproportionately affect the LGBT community.
Cox, 31, shared a photo of the group’s touching speech first posted to Instagram by Tyler Ford, a 24-year-old transgender writer and MTV contributor.
“If my 10 year old self could have seen this many trans people (or even one trans person, really) on national television at once, it would have changed my life,” Ford captioned the picture. “Thank you for having us.”
To close out the VMAs, Cyrus performed her new single “Dooo It” with 30 drag queens and dropped her new album online for free.