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Laverne Cox to be honored at Girl Up #GirlHero Awards

Laverne Cox gets the recognition it deserves.

The trans rights activist and Emmy-nominated actress will be recognized as a champion in inclusive storytelling at the Girl Up’s #GirlHero Awards, the organization announced on October 14. Cox, alongside other industry leaders and the Girl Up youth activist community. , are about to virtually attend the awards ceremony, co-hosted by Babysitters Club actress Malia Boulanger, Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET.

According to a press release, the #GirlHero Awards are “an extension of International Day of the Girl” intended to “highlight the collective impact of women and girls as a force for positive change.”

The official outing continued, “The winners of the 2021 #GirlHero Awards will join together to share their stories and the concrete ways we can all start, build and sustain our own movements for change in a series of inspiring one-on-one conversations. . “

Cox, the new host of E! ‘S red carpet live coverage, has used her platform as a four-time Emmy nominee and style icon to advocate for equality.