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Laverne Cox shares why she’s crying in video

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This was supposed to be a fun, light video. I was going to put on some music and dance around to make myself feel better. That's why I am in a bikini. Then this song came on and this happened. … It's insanely painful to keep reading reports of trans folks being murdered. My entire life, I feel like I have had to live with the reality of violence against trans people as if it's just something we have to accept but it's unacceptable. No one's life should be in danger simply for being who they are. But if you are a person of color, a trans pr gender nonconforming person or both this is so sadly the case. I know other trans folks and our allies have felt broken by these relentless attacks. Then the news today that the federal government will deny equal access to shelters for trans people experiencing homelessness. Sometimes you just have to cry. This video feels messy and weird especially with the wind and the bikini. But what's going on in this country, in the world is messy and weird. Let's give ourselves space to grieve, to be sad, to be messy in healthy ways. Then let's continue to plot how we are going to make change in our parts of the world, in our communities, in our hearts and minds and in our public policies that can end the structural and interpersonal violence that's taking far too many lives. … #RIPMuhlaysiaBooker #RIPClaireLegato #RIPMichelleWashington aka #MichelleSimone #TransIsBeautiful #translivesmatter #BlackTransLivesMatter #transrightsarehumanrights

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