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Laverne Cox to host MTV, Logo documentary about transgender youth

Thursday, September 18, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven transgender youths. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

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Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story: ‘Anything is possible’

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others. "It gives me hope that anything is possible. I'm a black trans woman from Alabama raised by a single mother from a working class background. And I think in a lot of ways...

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Laverne Cox becomes first transgender person nominated for an Emmy

Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Laverne Cox has became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award in an acting category. Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black." "Orange is the New Black" was also nominated for Best Comedy series, along ...

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TIME examines transgender rights as ‘America’s next civil rights frontier’

Thursday, May 29, 2014
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Transgender activist and "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox graces the cover of TIME this week as the magazine examines "the radical rise in awareness of transgender Americans and how this movement is reshaping our definitions of gender."

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George Takei presented with GLAAD award for promoting LGBT equality

Sunday, May 4, 2014
George Takei accepts the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in New York.
NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT rights activist George Takei was presented with the Vito Russo award at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in New York on Saturday night.

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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox honored with GLAAD Media Awards

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Out actress Ellen Page took the stage at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles to present the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to advocate, actress, writer, and producer Laverne Cox.
Jennifer Lopez and Laverne Cox were honored with GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, saluting what GLAAD calls fair, accurate and inclusive representation in media of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

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As gay rights progress, many hurdles ahead for transgender rights movement

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Brennan Linsley, APCoy Mathis (left), a transgender girl, plays with her sister, Auri, 2, center, at their home in Fountain, Colo. In June 2013, the Colorado Division of Civil Rights ruled that a suburban Colorado Springs school district had discriminated against Mathis, 6 , by preventing her from using the girls' restroom.
NEW YORK — As gays and lesbians rack up victories in their quest for marriage equality and other rights, transgender Americans are following in their path — hopefully, but less smoothly.

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An Interview with ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star Laverne Cox

Sunday, August 4, 2013
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Laverne Cox carries a powerful presence. Tall, long flowing hair, pouting lips, and a gaze that looks both daunting and welcoming at the same time. But don’t her looks fool you, Alabama born, this girl is a sweet-southerner at heart -- and, Laverne is transgender.

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True transgender story: Laverne Cox, ‘I’m from Mobile, Ala.’

Sunday, March 4, 2012
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Laverne Cox remembers the bullying she experienced as a child, and how it's similar to the transphobia she experiences as an adult.

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