Laverne Cox made a statement with her rainbow-colored clutch at the 2019 Emmys — and now she’s giving it up.
The “Orange Is the New Black” actress, 48, is auctioning off the custom Edie Parker clutch she carried at the awards show in honor of Pride Month.
Bidding on the design begins Monday on Charitybuzz and ends on July 8th. 100 percent of money raised will be donated to the Anti-Violence Project, a nonprofit that works to keep LGBTQ+ communities safe and supports survivors of abuse through counseling and advocacy.
The clutch holds a special meaning for the LGBTQ activist, it had the words “Oct 8, Title VII, Supreme Court” emblazoned on it, referring to the date that the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether LGBTQ workers should be protected by the Title VII provision of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
This past week, the Court ruled that the civil rights law does indeed protect gay and transgender workers from job discrimination in a landmark decision.
The auction also follows the June 19th Netflix debut of Cox’s documentary film, “Disclosure,” which focuses on transgender representation in media, society’s interpretations of the trans community and trans individuals self-perception.
The current bid is less than $600, but the piece of history is projected to sell for thousands.
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