Twitter celebrates Laverne Cox's historic Emmy nomination

The list of nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards released this morning was among the most LGBT-inclusive lists in Emmy history. Twitter is alive with high praises for Laverne Cox, who became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category! She received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series 'Orange is the New Black."

On her nomination, Laverne Cox has posted the following:

And check out the kind words of her friends and fans here:

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Interscope Records

GLAAD and Interscope Records today released “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, featuring Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. The tribute will be made available in the U.S. at iTunes exclusively.