Caitlyn Jenner thanks Laverne Cox: 'Your support means the world'

Caitlyn Jenner Calls Laverne Cox "Fierce and Fabulous"

Caitlyn Jenner has received a huge amount of attention from the media and public since her announcement, but one of the strongest voices of support has come from Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox.

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On Wednesday, Jenner took to Twitter to publicly thank Cox for her support and activism for the trans community.

".@LaverneCox, you are fierce and fabulous!" Jenner wrote. "Your support means the world. Thank you for all that you do for the community."

Jenner added the hashtag "#TransIsBeautiful," which the Orange Is the New Black actress has frequently utilized on social media in posts and tweets and transgender acceptance.

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Caitlyn Jenner thanks Laverne Cox: 'Your support means the world'
In this June 1, 2015 photo, a journalist looks at Vanity Fair's Twitter site with the Tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, who will be featured on the July cover of the magazine. Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, on Monday unveiled her new name and look in a sexy Vanity Fair cover shoot -- drawing widespread praise, including from the White House. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the high-profile debut, as did the 65-year-old Jenner's family, which includes the media-savvy celebrity Kardashian clan. 'I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self,' Jenner wrote in her first tweet after the magazine released the July cover photo by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. (Photo credit Mladen Antonov, AFP/Getty Images)
Great day yesterday for Father's Day. We had so much fun off-roading. So much love and support! Love my family!
The best thing about being a woman is the prerogative to have a little fun #Caitlyn #ServingCindyMcCainRealness #TransRepubsAreTheBestRepubs (dying for that old school glamour waist to breast ratio)
A photo editor views the July cover of Vanity Fair featuring Caitlyn Jenner on June 1, 2015 in Westwood, California. Formerly known as Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner is an Olympic atlete who came out publicly as transgender in a televised interview with Diane Sawyer. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Caitlyn Jenner poses for Annie Leibovitz on the cover of Vanity Fair #CallMeCaitlyn
SO gorgeous!!!! RT #BruceJenner's first photo as a woman revealed! Meet #CaitlynJenner HERE! #CallMeCaitlyn
Finally free. This made me stop. The feeling of freedom. You go @Caitlyn_Jenner!
#CallMeCaitlyn: Caitlyn Jenner was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for @VanityFair cover
BEAUTIFUL!!! #callmecaitlyn
CAITLYN!!!!!!!!!! Love this. So happy for her.
Caitlyn? But why isn't it Kaitlyn with a K? (Bravo, Ms. Jenner!)
Congratulations Caitlyn
❤️RT @VanityFair: I’m not doing this to be interesting. I’m doing this to live #CallMeCaitlyn
#CaitlynJenner has truly broken the Internet. What a moment.
❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥 YAS 🔥🔥🔥🔥❤️
Caitlyn Jenner for Vanity Fair 📷 Annie Leibovitz! How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!
now that's a cover.

"For me it is necessary everyday to celebrate every aspect of myself especially those things about myself that don't align with other people's ideas about what is beautiful," Cox wrote in a Tumblr post about Jenner's announcement. "#TransIsBeautiful is about, whether you're trans or not, celebrating all those things that make us uniquely ourselves."

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Cox took to social media after the release of Jenner's record-breaking Vanity Fair cover to pen an optimistic message about transgender acceptance.

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"I am so moved by all the love and support Caitlyn is receiving," Cox wrote on Tumblr. "It feels like a new day, indeed, when a trans person can present her authentic self to the world for the first time and be celebrated for it so universally."

Cox spoke to ET about Jenner's transition at the New York City premiere of Orange Is the New Black's third season last week, where she commended the former Olympian for having the courage to transition in the public eye.

"I can't imagine transitioning publicly," Cox said on the red carpet. "I feel was such a mess in my early transition, and the grace and elegance that she has at this stage is just, it's inspiring."

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While their stories may be inspirational, Cox was also quick to point out that she and Jenner do not represent the norm in terms of transgender access and acceptance.

"Most trans folks don't have the privileges Caitlyn and I have now have," she wrote in her Tumblr post. "It is those trans folks we must continue to lift up, get them access to healthcare, jobs, housing, safe streets, safe schools and homes for our young people. We must lift up the stories of those most at risk, statistically trans people of color who are poor and working class. I have hoped over the past few years that the incredible love I have received from the public can translate to the lives of all trans folks."

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