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Task Force Congratulates Laverne Cox on Emmy Nomination

Date: 
July 10, 2014

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Task Force Congratulates Laverne Cox on Emmy Nomination

Orange is the New Black Actress Gave Keynote Speech at this year’s Creating Change Conference

WASHINGTON, July 10 —Today the Television Academy announced its nomination of Laverne Cox for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for her performance in “Orange is the New Black.”

"Laverne Cox is a true champion of freedom and justice for all LGBTQ people. We are very excited to join her in celebrating her well-deserved Emmy nomination. Earlier this year, Laverne gave one of the most memorable speeches at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference in Houston, which left an everlasting impression on thousands of LGBT equality activists from across the nation. Laverne sometimes likes to call herself a 'possibility model.' We wholeheartedly agree. We look forward to more moving acting performances and more compelling activism from her for many years to come," said Russell Roybal, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Deputy Executive Director of External Relations.

SAVE THE DATE: The 27th Creating Change Conference in Denver, Colorado, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, February 4–February 8, 2015.

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