LAVERNE COX: ABORTION DEBATES MUST INCLUDE TRANS MEN, NON-BINARY PEOPLE

Actress and activist Laverne Cox has urged people to use language that includes people of all genders who can become pregnant when discussing abortion. Cox made the statement during a speech in California last Saturday (May 18). This came after an incident on Twitter, when Cox retweeted a tweet on May 15 that said, “Woman’s body. Woman’s right to…

EVERY LGBTQ YOUTH SHOULD READ LAVERNE COX’S AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL INSTAGRAM MESSAGE

In a recent Instagram post, transgender actress and LGBTQ rights activist Laverne Cox shared her personal experience of bullying and discrimination, reminding young queer people of their inherent self-worth and beauty. It’s really quite powerful. Ever since her 2013 debut as a trans character in Netflix’s women in prison drama Orange is the New Black, Cox has become…

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….