Laverne Cox On Bruce Jenner’s Coming Out As Transgender


Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox, attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last night, spoke to MSNBC’s Janet Mock about Bruce Jenner’s coming out to the world as transgender:

“I spoke to Bruce today, and they were really pleased with the way things went last night.”

“I think a lot of people tuned in expecting to see a spectacle, and they tuned in and saw a profoundly nuanced, complicated, beautiful human being.”

“I thought ABC handled it really beautifully…I had spoken to Bruce several months back, and the same person I had spoken to on the phone, who really just loves their children so much and wants their family to be happy, was the person I saw on television last night.”

Cox was also celebrating her Daytime Emmy Award win the night before for Best Special Class Special as an executive producer of “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” for MTV.

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