Caitlyn Jenner was finally able to meet actress and LGBTQ advocate Laverne Cox. The "Orange Is the New Black" star has been very vocal in her support of Jenner's gender-transition journey from the beginning, praising her for having the "courage" to live as her true self after 65 years. Likewise, Jenner has expressed a deep admiration for Cox.
According to Us Weekly, Jenner extended a special invitation to Cox to attend an advanced screening of her upcoming reality show, "I Am Cait." Cox graciously accepted and shared several photos from the evening's events. In one picture, posted to her personal Instagram page, the two posed side-by-side serving up some fierce faces for the camera. In the caption Cox excitedly wrote that she had "finally" gotten to meet Jenner and used hashtags such as "#TransIsBeautiful" and "#GirlsLikeUs."
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) July 20, 2015
As previously reported, shortly after Jenner introduced herself to the world as a woman, Cox penned a personal blog post about the former Olympian saying she was inspired to see the media and the public handling Jenner's coming out in such a respectful way. She went on to say that while the 65-year-old "looks amazing," it was more important to focus on how brave she was to "present her authentic self to the world." Jenner later responded via Twitter with a heartfelt thank you to Cox, saying her "support means the world" and thanking her for her work in the transgender community.
"I Am Cait" is slated to premiere July 26 on E!. The show will follow her, and some of her family, as they navigate this new world together. Rather than document her journey to becoming a woman, Jenner has chosen to focus on her post-transition life. Previews for the series show her briefly explaining why she chose to share her transition with the world in this format. In one clip, released June 26, Jenner is shown telling E!'s cameras that she created the show in the hopes that it is "going to do some good."