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Taryn Manning Says Laverne Cox Taught The 'OITNB' Cast A Lot About Trans Issues

05/02/2015 12:14 am ET | Updated May 28, 2015

Actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox has made quite an impression on her "Orange Is The New Black" co-stars.

Taryn Manning, aka Pennsatucky, stopped by "The HuffPost Show" on Friday and said that Cox's wise words about gay and trans issues have helped many of show's actors and actresses understand the nuances of the LGBT community.

"I've never had a big angle on [LGBT issues] until actually I met Laverne, really, because she's a public speaker and she's amazing. You can really learn a lot from her," said Manning, whose new film "Cleveland Abduction" airs on Lifetime May 2nd.

As Manning explained, the cast would often sit with Cox to listen to her thoughts on various LGBTQ issues.

"Our minds would be blown, just to know how complicated it all is," Manning told told co-hosts Roy Sekoff and Marc Lamont Hill.

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