HOUSTON — Transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox has learned to love herself and is pleased to see the rest of the country learning to love trans people.
Cox gave the keynote address Thursday evening at this year’s national Creating Change conference at the Hilton Americas–Houston.
She walked onstage to a standing ovation and loud cheers from the 4,000 people in the audience. But she admitted to them she was “not used to receiving this kind of love.”
“I have to say that a black transgender woman from a working-class background raised by a single mother getting all this love tonight; this feels like the change I need to see more of in the country,” Cox said.