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Laverne Cox Opens Up About Bullying for #SpiritDay 2018 - Watch

Laverne Cox is opening up about bullying as part of Spirit Day 2018.

The 46-year-old Orange Is The New Black actress spoke out in a video for GLAAD ahead of the annual day against bullying.

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“I’ve been there. I was bullied severely as a kid. Recently, stuff in the media has brought up so much trauma from my youth of being bullied, of being assaulted…I didn’t think I would survive it. But I survived it, and right now I’m thriving,” she said in the emotional video.

Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ young people. For more information, head to GLAAD.org.

Watch below.

Debra Messing, Rashida Jones & More Support Sarah Jones at 'Sell/Buy/Date' Opening!

Debra Messing and Rashida Jones flash a smile on the red carpet while attending the opening night of Sarah Jones’ Sell/Buy/Date held at the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Sunday (October 14) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old Will & Grace star and Rashida, 42, were joined at the event by Lilly Tomlin, Jenifer Lewis, Laverne Cox, Lesley Ann Warren, pregnant Brigitte Nielsen and her husband Mattia Dessi, as well as Sarah Jones herself.

Sell/Buy/Date is a one-woman-play about the sex industry.

“RUN DON’T WALK to see @yesimsarahjones in her one woman TOUR DE FORCE #Sell/Buy/Date! It is breathtaking,” Debra captioned with her Instagram post. “Sarah is a chameleon- slipping in and out of characters. The play is funny, potent and important. It is running until November in LA at the #lalgbtcenter. Extra plus was seeing #lilytomlin & @lavernecox acting as Co-hosts for the big opening night. I repeat—Do. Not. Miss.This. @sellbuydate”

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Laverne Cox & Rosario Dawson Are 'Women Who Dare' in Harper's Bazaar

Laverne Cox and Rosario Dawson pose together in a photo from the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands October 23rd.

The two actresses were also joined in the issue’s Women Who Dare feature by Jane Fonda, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Gabrielle Giffords and Edna Chavez.

Here’s what they had to share with the mag:

Rosario on the current political climate: “I keep saying with this generation of Yelping, we just want to Yelp the government. It needs a reboot. I find it really interesting when I talk to folks who are not as alarmed as I am about what’s going on, because there’s something they’re liking—that the messiness might mean something good because it’s different and we’ve been doing the same thing for so long and even under a black president we still needed to prove black lives matter. So [they think] maybe what this person’s doing, what 45 is doing, could actually be helpful. It’s like no, how do you normalize separating families?…I can’t imagine what those children…it’s frightening.”

Laverne on women’s rights over their own bodies: “Obviously I can’t get pregnant so it’s not a personal issue for me, but the folks I know who’ve had abortions it was not an easy decision for them. It was one of the worst days of their lives. And it’s not an easy decision but it’s not for me to tell her that she should or shouldn’t. There’s not ever a conversation about the woman who has to carry the child. There’s not a conversation about the child once the child gets here. How do we have those conversations? I’m not sure, I’m really not…I want to be able to come to a space where we can coexist, but also so that people can have rights over their own bodies. As a trans woman, it’s the most sacred thing for me to be able to do exactly what I need to do with my body because this is my body and everybody should be able to have that right.”

For more from Laverne and Rosario, visit harpersbazaar.com.

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Laverne Cox & Rosario Dawson Take Part in a Tribeca Talks Discussion

Laverne Cox and Rosario Dawson have a conversation during their Tribeca Talks event at the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios on Saturday (September 22) in New York City.

While the full video from their discussion has not been made available, Laverne did post a snippet on her Instagram page, writing, “A snippet of my invigorating conversation with queen @rosariodawson last night at the #TribecaTVFestival. Rosario shared so much wisdom, experience, insight, passion and love last night. This woman is the TRUTH! Thank you Rosario!!!”

Check out all the photos from the event in the gallery…More Here! »

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Sarah Paulson & Sterling K. Brown Celebrate Emmy Nominations with EW!

The stars were out in attendance at the 2018 Pre-Emmy Party hosted by Entertainment Weekly and L’Oreal Paris at Sunset Tower on Saturday night (September 15) in Los Angeles.

Emmy nominees Sarah Paulson (for American Horror Story) and Sterling K. Brown (for This Is Us), with his wife Ryan Michelle Bathe, were just two of the stars seen at the party. You may remember, Sarah and Sterling co-starred in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, and they both won Emmys for their performances!

In addition, Orange is the New Black stars Laverne Cox, Selenis Leyva, and Dascha Polanco, as well as American Horror Story stars Adina Porter (nominee), Leslie Grossman, and Naomi Grossman were all seen in attendance. Other stars seen checking out the party were Sophia Bush, Malin Akerman, Busy Philipps, Jennifer Morrison, This Is UsJustin Hartley, Westworld‘s Angela Sarafyan, and Samira Wiley (who already won an Emmy this week for her work in The Handmaid’s Tale!)

Rounding out the guests were The Good Place‘s D’Arcy Carden and Manny Jacinto, Empire‘s Jussie Smollett, Elizabeth Gillies, Arielle Kebbel, Retta, Elizabeth Reaser, Kenan Thompson, Kendrick Sampson, Candace Cameron Bure, Jason George, Garcelle Beauvais, Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Padma Lakshmi, Torrey DeVitto, Rodrigo Santoro, Brandon Victor Dixon (nominee), Jackson Rathbone, Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert, Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt, Sara Rue, Breeda Wool, Sydelle Noel, Death and Nightingales’ Valene Kane, and Crazy Rich AsiansNico Santos.

FYI: Sarah is wearing a Khaite dress. Sterling is wearing an Etro suit and Rob McAllen shoes. Jackson is wearing a John Varvatos suit. Busy is wearing a The Vampire’s Wife dress and Malone Souliers shoes. Padma is wearing a Rubin Singer dress. Arielle is wearing an Elisabetta Franchi dress. Candace is wearing an Ezgi Cinar dress. Elizabeth G. is wearing a Peter Pilotto suit. Lindsay is wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress. Casamigos cocktails were served at the party.

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