Laverne Cox is the Bees Knees

We wanted to send a HUGE congratulations out to Laverne Cox, one of our favorite “Orange Is The New Black” cast members, for her Emmy nomination! Laverne is the first, out, transgender actress to receive an Emmy nomination, and she is a proud activist for the Transgender community.  Earlier this year, she was the keynote speaker at the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.

Laverne Cox, Actress and GLBT Activist

Laverne Cox, Actress and GLBT Activist


Above and beyond Laverne being transgender, she is a fantastic actress and one we hope to see in many more roles in the future. Plus, we can’t WAIT to see what she wears on the red carpet!  You can read more about Laverne and her exciting news at People.com

From People.com

Laverne Cox in OITNB