Laverne Cox Pays Tribute to Islan Nettles

During New York City’s Pride parade, grand marshal and actress Laverne Cox rode alongside Dolores Nettles, the mother of 21-year-old Islan Nettles.

Islan Nettles was confronted by a group of men yelling transphobic slurs while walking with her friends last summer. She was the victim of a beating incident that resulted in her death. The man accused of the crime later had his charges dropped, causing an uproar in the LGBTQ community.

Cox, whose fame has skyrocketed with the growing popularity of Orange is the New Black, has long been vocal about bringing attention to the Nettles case.

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