A new ad supporting Hillary Clinton has appeared which features Orange is the New Black’s Laverne Cox.
Laverne is one of the most well known transgender actresses, so her publicly showing her support for Hillary in the ad is huge, especially as the ad was timed with National Coming Out Day. One thing that Laverne brings to our attention, is the anti-LGBT and anti-trans laws, which do enjoy the support of Trump.
She says: “The discriminatory HB2 that was passed in North Carolina earlier this year has been very upsetting. What I’ve seen basically criminalises trans people for going to the bathroom. Laws like that have been popping up all over the country.”
“What we see, unfortunately, in the Republican Party, what we see on a policy level is a party that has consistently tried to disenfranchise people of colour, disenfranchise working people, LGBT people, take away women’s control over their bodies, and that is just something I can’t support. There are so many things working to divide us and pull us apart, but we always have to fight.”
“LGBT rights are human rights, gay rights are human rights, trans right are human rights, and that is something I know Hillary Clinton has been saying for years.We’ve made so many incredible advances particularly in the LGBT community under the Obama Administration. When transgender health care is covered by the Affordable Care Act, that affects people’s lives in a tangible way.”
“It was impossible to get a passport if you had not had gender reassignment surgery, and in 2010, Hillary Clinton’s State Department changed those rules. These kinds of policies have real life effect on people’s lives. I would tell any of my friends who want to sit on the sidelines that your voice matters. Your vote matters. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate running for President who is going to really fight for us.”
Check out the video below.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 12, 2016