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Laverne Cox (& Her Clutch) Spoke Up About Trans Rights at the Emmys

Laverne Cox (& Her Clutch) Spoke Up About Trans Rights at the Emmys

Laverne Cox (& Her Clutch) Spoke Up About Trans Rights at the Emmys
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Emmy-nominated Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox made a huge statement about LGBTQ+ rights at the 2019 Primetime Emmys!

While walking the red carpet, the trans actress and longtime activist was holding a rainbow-colored clutch that read "Oct. 8, Title VII, Supreme Court" on the front to raise awareness about the extremely important, upcoming date where the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three cases to decide whether or not LGBTQ+ people will be protected from workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. She also brought Chase Strangio, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union along as her date to talk more about the importance of October 8 to press outlets at the Emmys.

"October 8th, everyone should be aware that the [Trump] administration is asking the Supreme Court to make it legal to fire workers just because they're LGBTQ," Strangio told E! News. "This is actually going to transform the lives of LGBTQ people and people who are not LGBTQ, anyone who departs from sex stereotypes including all the faboulous people here for example. So we really need to show up on October 8th and pay attention because our lives are really really on the line."

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel