Laverne Cox Gets Ice Cream Flavor Named for Her for Pride

Laverne Cox Gets Ice Cream Flavor Named for Her for Pride

Laverne Cox has achieved yet another distinction — she’s joined the likes of Stephen Colbert and Jerry Garcia in being honored with an ice cream flavor.

Three Twins Ice Cream in San Francisco has renamed its chocolate orange confetti ice cream Laverne Cox’s Chocolate Orange Is the New Black for Pride weekend, SF Weekly reports. The popular ice cream parlor has an annual tradition of renaming some flavors and creating others for Pride.

Other offerings for Pride include Harvey Milk and Honey, Dorothy’s Ruby Slipper, Two Tops Don’t Make a Bottom, and Freedom to Marry Cherry, the Weekly notes. While Three Twins sells its products through national grocery chains, including Safeway and Whole Foods, the Pride flavors will be available only at the Three Twins shop at 254 Fillmore St. in San Francisco, June 26-28.

Neal Gottlieb, a founder of Three Twins, is “a fierce LGBT activist,” the Weekly reports, and he once planted a rainbow flag atop a mountain in Uganda to protest the nation’s antigay law.

The Colbert and Garcia flavors, by the way, were creations of Ben & Jerry’s — Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream and Cherry Garcia. But perhaps that company, known for its progressive values, would also like to honor the transgender actress, who has graced the covers of Time, Entertainment Weekly, and other magazines, and has received an Emmy nomination. Another San Francisco institution honoring her during Pride is the city’s branch of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which is unveiling a figure of her June 26.


 

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