Laverne Cox speaks about Caitlyn Jenner’s impact on trans community

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Published: August 14, 2015 9:51:11 AM

Laverne Cox has opened up about the impact that Caitlyn Jenner's transition had on transgender community.

Laverne Cox has opened up about the impact that Caitlyn Jenner’s transition has had on the transgender community.

Cox, 31, who recently appeared on CBS’s ‘The Talk’ said while Caitlyn Jenner’s story is totally different from hers, it’s always necessary to have diverse representation within the community, reported People magazine.

“It’s not about positive representation or negative representation, but diverse representation. When I think about Caitlyn Jenner’s story it’s so very different from mine. I transitioned in my 20s. Working class. Black,” Cox said.

The “Orange Is the New Black” actress admitted that former Olympian’s popularity allows her to reach so many people, something she finds very impactful.

“I think what is so beautiful is that Caitlyn Jenner is using her privilege to elevate the stories of other trans folks that don’t have the privilege that she does,” she said.

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