Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox met for the first time at a screening of Jenner’s docuseries ‘I Am Cait’ and have shared the photos with the world. The ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox has long been a transgender activist and trailblazer and now she and the newest trailblazer and ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award recipient have finally met in person.
Photo: Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox
Times are changing rapidly! It was barely more than a year ago that Laverne Cox made history as the first transgender person to cover Time magazine. Yes, the rapidity of these changes would have been unimaginable even a few years ago. But Laverne Cox has found international stardom thanks to the Netflix hit series ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and she has done much to advance the cause and is deservedly among the Time 100 List of most influential people.
And now Caitlyn Jenner advances the cause for acceptance of transgender persons measurably with her public coming out in the Diane Sawyer interview in which she left her former Bruce Jenner identity behind, and cemented her new identity on the cover of yet another magazine, Vanity Fair.
And now, at long last the two trailblazers met and have shared the Instagram pics for the world to see. Laverne Cox posted several pics captioning the one above “@caitlynjenner and I finally met in person at a special private advance screening of #IAmCait. #TransIsBeautiful #girlslikeus #caitlynjenner”
Yes, the progression is stunning. Jenner’s ‘I Am Cait’ reality TV series premieres on E! with much anticipation and fanfare. It will chronicle Jenner’s journey and you can see a preview below.
The reality is unfolding right now. Witness the worldwide attention Caitlyn Jenner received when she took to the stage to accept the ESYPs Arthur Ashe Courage Award looking elegant in a white custom Versace gown. And she has taken up the proverbial mantle in the continuing civil rights struggle, as she spoke eloquently of teens who are being beaten, bullied, and yes, even murdered over their identities. Sadly others have taken their own lives.
Yes, it’s more than just fancy gowns and Instagram photo ops, although they are wonderful. Below is another picture of trailblazers Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox meeting for the first time!