Transgender actress Laverne Cox
discusses what pride means to her in an NBC Out video.
Cox made history in 2014 when she
became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a
Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Sophia Burset on the
Netflix drama Orange Is The New Black. The following year,
she won a Daytime Emmy for her work on Laverne Cox Presents: The T
Cox is an outspoken supporter of
In the 60-second video, Cox says that
pride for her is about people accepting themselves and remembering
those LGBT activists who paved the way for us.
“Pride for me is about anyone who is
LGBTQIA, gender non-conforming, questioning proud of every single
thing about themselves. Loving, embracing and accepting ourselves,”
“And for me it's also about
remembering those people who have come before me. People like Sylvia
Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, who fought to
have this freedom that we have today. And remembering that the
struggle continues,” she added.