In an ad released on National Coming Out Day, transgender actress Laverne Cox gives a full-throated endorsement of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton is the only candidate running for President who is going to really fight for us,” Cox says in the ad after highlighting North Carolina’s onerous HB2 law that nullified local nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people and requires transgender people to use the bathroom associated with their original gender markers.
“What we see unfortunately in the Republican Party, what we see on a policy level, is a party that has consistently tried to disenfranchise people of color, disenfranchise working people, LGBT people, take away women’s control over their bodies, and that is just something I can’t support,” Cox says. “There are so many things that are working to divide us and pull us apart, but we always have to fight.”
“LGBT rights are human rights. Gay rights are human rights. Trans rights are human rights. And I know that is something Hillary Clinton has been saying for years.”
Watch the entire ad below.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 12, 2016