When Laverne Cox “Finally” Met Caitlyn Jenner

The two women who have more or less become the faces of the transgender rights movement finally met face to face last night when Laverne Cox attended a private screening of Caitlyn Jenner’s new E! docu-series, I Am Cait.

Both Cox and Jenner had expressed wanting to meet one another, though the former Olympian did consult the Orange is the New Black actress prior to transitioning.

“I was deeply moved by About Bruce and Caitlyn’s family’s very really struggle with this change and the deep love and devotion that they have for Caitlyn was deeply moving,” Cox told E!. “I cried many, many times watching it.”

After the debut of Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, Cox gave Jenner her tens via an epic Tumblr post, while bringing attention to the plight of less privileged trans individuals. Jenner in turn tweeted Cox her thanks for supporting her:

.@LaverneCox, you are fierce and fabulous! Your support means the world. Thank you for all that you do for the community. #TransIsBeautiful — Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 18, 2015

Laverne also snuck in a group pic with Caitlyn and others who had attended the screening, including trans actresses Candis Cayne and Trace Lysett:

Related: Caitlyn Jenner’s Beautiful, Courageous Acceptance Speech Is Required Viewing

I Am Cait premieres Sunday, July 26, at 8 p.m. on E!


Les Fabian Brathwaite — really thinking of remaking Laverne & Shirley as Laverne & Cait.

Source:: Queerty

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