QUEER VOICES
05/03/2014 10:29 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

'It's A Trans Trans Trans World'

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This past April, actress Laverne Cox stepped onto the stage of the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards to receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, an honor given to one LGBT media professional who has done significant work in moving equality forward. After the year that we’ve witnessed, Cox’s award was a surprise to no one. The newly out Ellen Page took her time listing just a few of Cox’s groundbreaking credentials—the first trans woman of color to appear in a leading role in a mainstream scripted television show, the first trans woman of color to appear on a reality television show, the first trans woman to produce and star in her own television show.

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