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Video: Laverne Cox and Janet Mock Introduce "I AM: Trans People Speak" Video Series at the #glaadawards

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Laverne Cox joined the GLAAD Media Awards nominee and co-chair Janet Mock on stage at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City last Saturday to introduce GLAAD’s work in conjunction with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.

The two transgender women spoke about the "I AM: Trans People Speak" video series which spotlights the stories of transgender people and allies in an effort to educate the public about the community.  The campaign will also empower transgender youth and adults alike who will hear from advocates who have faced similar challenges.

“It is my belief that by living visibly and standing and sharing in your truth that you help your community, your allies, and I believe even your oppressors, recognize the humanity that lies within us all,” said Janet Mock.

Watch them introduce the "I AM: Trans People Speak" video series below and go to glaad.org/transpeoplespeak to learn more about the project.

The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York were hosted by Glee co-stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera, who, along with John Stamos, auctioned off kisses to three lucky attendees. Check out the video of the auction below.

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For a complete list of winners, click here.  Check out pictures of the event:

 

On April 21 Valerie Bertinelli, Ellen DeGeneres, Fran Drescher, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Hutcherson, Ali Larter, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Gilles Marini, Anna Paquin, Molly Shannon, Kim Wayans and Betty White will voice their support for equality by attending the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.  On June 2, another Glee star, Dianna Agron, will be taking center stage by hosting the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco.  For ticket information, click here.

The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York were presented nationally by Ketel One and Wells Fargo, and presented locally in New York by Delta Air Lines and Prudential. Delta Air Lines is the local presenting partner in Los Angeles. Southwest is the local presenting partner of San Francisco.

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