Cox, who gained fame for her portrayal of transgender inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, was presenting an award when she broke from her speech to shout out Grimm’s name and encourage people to use the hashtag #StandWithGavin.
Gimm was facing a winning battle agianst his Gloucester County School Board opponents, citing Title IX included discrimination based on gender identity through sex. But this weekend, the Trump Administration, guided by new US AG Jeff Sessions, withdrew the Justice Department’s support for inclusive guidelines passed down by the Department of Education.
Cox’s short speech asked folks to send out messages of support for Grimm using the hashtag #StandWithGavin
Gavin Grimm just made TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. Grimm, the youngest person on the list, is a high school senior who, as he has said, just wants to be able to use the restroom like everyone else. After his Virginia school board forced him to use a reconfigured janitor’s closet, Grimm, who [...]