LAVERNE COX SHUTS DOWN TRANSPHOBIC RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACTIVIST

Laverne Cox slams a transphobic activist, after he claimed trans people ‘harm’ children in school locker rooms. This week, Trump announced plans to scrap protections for trans students being able to choose which bathroom to use in public schools. On MSNBC’s show Hardball, Cox appeared alongside Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Centre for Transgender Equality. The activist, Travis…

LAVERNE COX DECLARES ‘STATE OF EMERGENCY’ DUE TO TRANS MURDERS

The actress has declared a “state of emergency”, due to the increasing death of rate of trans women in America. Seventeen trans women are known to have been murdered in the United States this year alone – fifteen of whom were trans women of colour – leading activists to describe the situation as “an epidemic…

LAVERNE COX TO GET FIRST TRANS MADAME TUSSAUDS WAXWORK

Laverne Cox is to become the first transgender person to have a waxwork made of her by Madame Tussauds. The Orange is the New Black actress and trans activist has had an extremely high profile over the past year – even featuring on the cover of TIME Magazine. Ms Cox, who last year was the first trans person…

LAVERNE COX POSES NUDE TO BREAK DOWN MYTH THAT TRANS WOMEN ARE NOT BEAUTIFUL

Laverne Cox looks stunning in a new series of photographs, with the actress hoping to break down myths surrounding trans women. The Orange Is The New Black star posed for Allure magazine’s annual nude feature, alongside Jordana Brewster (Furious 7), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Nicole Beharie (Sleepy Hollow) and Sandrine Holt (The Returned). ‘I said no…

LAVERNE COX RESPONDS TO THE DEATH OF TRANSGENDER TEEN LEELAH ALCORN

Guest hosting on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday, transgender actress Laverne Cox responded to the death of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teen who died by suicide just days after Christmas. Leelah’s suicide was explained in a note she left on her Tumblr page, in which she blamed years ofbullying and harassment, rejection from her parents, and for being subjected to Christian…

LAVERNE COX NAMED ONE OF GLAMOUR MAGAZINE’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR

She just can’t be stopped! 2014 has been a whirlwind of a year for transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox and the awards and recognition don’t seem to be winding down anytime soon. Now,Glamour magazine has named Cox as a 2014 Woman of the Year, a title annually given to a select group of influential women….

LAVERNE COX PRESENTS: THE "T" WORD

GLAAD visited MTV and Logo TV’s offices to work with four trans youth who will be appearing in the documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. GLAAD worked with Logo TV to prepare them for the media spotlight. This documentary follows the lives of seven trans youth from the ages of 12 to 24. It touches on…

LAVERNE COX ‘SO THANKFUL’ SHE SURVIVED SUICIDE ATTEMPT

Trans star, advocate and actress Laverne Cox has said she is so thankful she survived her suicide attempt in the sixth grade. The Orange Is The New Black actress opened up about when she was being heavily bullied at school. She speaking on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the state of trans…

LAVERNE COX BECOMES FIRST TRANSGENDER PERSON ON THE COVER OT TIME

Laverne Cox looks smashing on the new cover of Time. And her interview is an illuminating must-read. One of the most touching memories: when she was a boy, she remembers going to dance class but being barred from ballet because “ballet was too gay.” It was just one instance of gender stopping her from what…