LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — For those of you still knocking our gift horse Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox drives home the point I’ve making about Jenner time and time again — Jenner’s high public visibility, privileged or not, has powerful positive impact on millions of people — people that we couldn’t ordinarily reach. Reality show fans, the TMZ crowd? Not even Laverne Cox can match Jenner in turning them into allies.
We couldn’t possibly BUY the kind of positive PR Jenner is sending our way. While the Jenner faucet is wide open, let’s bite our tongue and save our bickering for another day, or at least, keep it to yourself.
From the Business-Standard: The “Orange Is the New Black” actress [Laverne Cox] admitted that former Olympian’s popularity allows her to reach so many people, something she finds very impactful.
Laverne Cox on CBS’s The Talk as reported in People Magazine: “It’s not about positive representation or negative representation, but diverse representation . . . I think what is so beautiful is that she’s using her privilege to elevate the stories of other trans folks that don’t have the privilege that she does.”
All transgender lives are important — no one is better than another. But life isn’t always fair, but Jenner is an opportunity to make it better for the rest of us.
My earlier article on Jenner’s positive impact: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/06/01/caitlyn-jenner-takes-trans-community-to-the-top-of-pop-culture/
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