Watch Laverne Cox accept Attitude's Inspiration Award, powered by Jaguar

The Orange is the New Black star is a beacon of light for the LGBT community


Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has been honoured with the Inspiration Award at The Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards, powered by Jaguar.

The American actress and LGBT+ advocate, who became the first transgender actress to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in an acting category in 2015, was presented with her award by British singer Sam Smith at the star-studded event at London’s Roundhouse last Thursday (October 12).

Cox, who has played hard-up prison inmate Sophia Burset for five seasons of Orange is the New Black and has fronted fashion campaigns for Beyoncé, is possibly the most in-demand trans woman in the world and a beacon of light for a community still subject to discrimination and violence.

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