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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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A few ‘inmates’ from ‘Orange Is The New Black’ discuss prison life

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
[cap]This image released by Netflix shows Yael Stone, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from “Orange is the New Black.” The second season of the prison series will be available on Friday, June 6, on Netflix. (K.C. Bailey, Netflix / AP)
NEW YORK — An upper-middle class blonde from Brooklyn goes to jail for a drug-related screw-up years before. The women's federal prison of "Orange Is the New Black" is a different world than Piper Chapman had known, populated with a wildly varied group of characters played (alongside series star Taylor [...]

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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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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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