New York City has officially declared that it has a day to celebrate out trans actor Laverne Cox.
The city’s mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement this week that June 22 would be known as Laverne Cox Day.
Cox, also present at the Mansion, said: “Can you believe that a black transgender woman from Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother has a day in New York City named after her?”
Going on, Cox called for reforms in policing and civil liberties in the US.
She also honoured Philando Castile and also called for transgender bathroom rights to be protected.