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Laverne Cox

Bisexual: The New 'It' Word

Kelsey Minor | Posted 12.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

In my talk with David and Ashton I gathered that they are looking to create programs that are not only entertaining but will also educate people on some of the difference that make up or world. The two of them decided to create a production company catered to that.

Teaching Kids What It Means to Be Transgender: Why Starting Early Is the Way to Go

Chris Edwards | Posted 12.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Edwards

"So Shtine, what's the latest with the book? Any updates?" That was my cue. Calla and Ava knew their "Uncle Shtiny" had quit his job in advertising to write a book but were very curious what it was about. The question was, at ages 11 and 9, were they old enough to know?

Choosing Authenticity

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not a choice about being male or female. It is a choice about being true to myself or not. It is a choice between living in the sunlight or dying in the shadows. It is mine and mine alone. It is the absolute, uninhibited truth. I choose authenticity.

EBONY To Honor Top 100 Black Influencers Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

Ebony Magazine has a history of celebrating influential African Americans. As usual, the magazine's annual 'Power 100' list of standout figures in...

Emma Gray

9 Pieces Of Wisdom From Women Who Get Sh*t Done

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women

"You are women and you get shit done." Comedian James Corden summed up the spirit of Glamour's 2014 Women of the Year Awards in one simple sentenc...

Laverne Cox Named One Of Glamour Magazine's Women Of The Year

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices

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'...

Exclusive: Take A Sneak Peek At Laverne Cox's New Showing Starring Transgender Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

In perhaps what is one of the biggest moments for mainstream transgender visibility, Laverne Cox's show telling the story of trans youth will premiere...

Laverne Cox Weighs In On 'OITNB'/'Transparent' Trans Writer Debate

The Huffingon Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

The creators behind two of today's hottest queer-championing shows, "Orange Is The New Black" and "Transparent," recently got into a little debate at ...

The Next Civil Rights Frontier: How the Transgender Movement Is Taking Over

Nico Machlitt | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Machlitt

The transgender movement is taking force, with more media visibility of transgender people and for the transgender movement. Katie Couric had Laverne Cox back on her show to apologize for the first interview and talk about the real issues that transgender people face.

Interview: Laverne Cox Presents New Hope For Trans Youth With Documentary The T Word

Sarah Toce | Posted 12.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

The Emmy-nominated actress recently made history when she became the first transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine in May of 2014.

Is Wearing High Heels Unfeminist? It's Complicated

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women

Can you wear high heels without pandering to the patriarchy? It's... complicated. At an Oct. 7 panel at The New School in New York, renowned femin...

Laverne Cox's Latest Honor Is Kind Of A Huge Deal

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox just received another honor -- and possibly one of her biggest ones yet (if you don't count that lil ol' ...

Laverne Cox Reveals Why Discussing Her HIV Status Is 'Weird' For Her (VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 12.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Is Laverne Cox HIV positive or HIV negative? She tells us, and explains why disclosure is uncomfortable for her, reminding us that stigma around HIV/AIDS leads people to assume a transgender woman of color must be HIV positive.

Laverne Cox Tells Us How She Really Feels About Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Laverne Cox, a trans activist and actress known for her role on the Netflix show "Orange is the New Black," is not a fan of former Republican presiden...

'OITNB' Star To Host Groundbreaking MTV Documentary

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgender people. The special, "Laverne ...

Why Transphobia Is a Feminist Issue

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

Trans women face higher rates of discrimination, violence, sexual assault, and poverty. Around half of all victims of anti-LGBTQIA homicides in 2012 were transgender, and all of them were women of color.

Laverne Cox's Powerful Response To Street Harassment

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women

Leave it to "Orange Is The New Black" actress and advocate Laverne Cox to turn a painful personal story into a poignant teachable moment. In this v...

Laverne Cox Wows In White At The 2014 Emmys

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 08.25.2014 | Style

Laverne Cox, nominated for her role in "Orange Is The New Black", set the bar high for the 2014 Emmys red carpet. After all, she's already made award-...

Laverne Cox Reveals Why Her 'OITNB' Character Is So Revolutionary

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Laverne Cox's reign over the media is nowhere near over. The latest magazine lucky enough to snag the Emmy-nominated trans actress and activist is ...

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Being a good ally begins with listening and actually hearing what transgender people have to say about their lives. When people actually do listen, the results can be remarkable.

Transphobic Edits Made To Wikipedia Appear To Have Come From Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Computers at the U.S. House of Representatives have been blocked from editing Wikipedia entries after controversial changes were made to transgender p...

WATCH: Laverne Cox Reads Powerful Letter From An Incarcerated Trans Woman [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Update on Saturday, August 23 at 7:30am: Laverne Cox has reportedly asked the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to remove her video from the petition page. ...

Laverne Cox Opens Up About Suicide Attempt, Being Bullied As A Child

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices

In a recent special with ABC that documents the shift in transgender visibility within mainstream American, actress and activist Laverne Cox opened up...

WATCH: Laverne Cox Schools Gayle King On 'CBS This Morning'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Just when you thought you couldn't love her even more... Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox stopped by “CBS This Morning” last week t...

WATCH: Laverne Cox Makes A Brilliant Observation On 'The View'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices

2014 has been quite the year for Laverne Cox -- and it seems to just keep getting better. The transgender activist and "Orange Is The New Black" st...