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Ellen Page Presents Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Laverne Cox at GLAAD Awards: VIDEO

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Trans actress Laverne Cox received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the GLAAD Media Awards last night in Los Angeles. The Stephen F. Kolzak award is presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for our community.

Cox spoke about the importance of getting trans stories written about in the media and roles created in entertainment. She also spoke about the documentary currently in production about trans woman and activist CeCe McDonald.

Said Cox: "I'm so moved by the work that GLAAD has been doing, particularly over the past year, to make sure that the 'T' is not silent in the LGBT community. For years, I was trying to have a career as an actor doing what I love to do most and was told repeatedly that they didn't know what to do with me, and that I would not work."

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  1. The tools of GLAAD have now made the total transition to a support group for transsexuals.

    Posted by: freak | Apr 13, 2014 4:02:18 PM


  2. She looks gorgeous! Awesome acceptance speech and a very well deserved award.

    Posted by: JMC | Apr 13, 2014 7:36:48 PM


  3. It was a tough decision on which trans activist most deserved the award. Ms. Cox supports a killer who stabbed a man to death with a pair of scissors and then lied about it to the police. This clearly reflects the moral values of GLAAD and so she won. It is a victory not only for the transgender community, but for all people who stab other people to death.

    But the competition was fierce. Cox narrowly edged out a trans activist who was just arrested and charged with rape. http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/transgender-womens-rights-advocate-and-prominent-twitter-engineer-charged-with-rape/Content?oid=2761316

    Posted by: Betty | Apr 13, 2014 8:48:37 PM


  4. Two lovely and talented young women. AWESOME.


    Only a worthless hack with nothing positive to bring to the world would have a problem with this.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Apr 13, 2014 8:55:32 PM


  5. agree with benjamin. why is glaad honoring someone who supports a convicted killer? sick!

    also check out them shoulders. Cox got shoulders like they got in the NFL. she's not fooling anybody.

    Posted by: Darvan | Apr 13, 2014 11:44:51 PM


  6. You gay white men get yours now you dont care if anyone else can live free in america? sounds about right.

    Posted by: Usagi-chan | Apr 14, 2014 9:17:58 AM


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