“I want my voice to be heard, I want my dreams to matter, I want people to know who I am because tomorrow is not promised.” An exclusive look at The Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s petition for safer housing of transgender inmates. [Update: The project removed the video Friday, at Cox’s request.]
Casting director Jen Euston explains how she assembled the ladies (and guys) of Litchfield. Because with five actresses up for Emmy nominations, it’s pretty clear she did a good job.
“I don’t know who did that wig for you, but you need to get your money back.”
After D.C. resident Patti Hammond Shaw was arrested, she claimed male officers searched her and locked her up with men who allegedly abused and threatened her. This is how she fought to make sure this won’t happen to others.
The actress has received a nomination for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix smash hit Orange Is the New Black.
Cox welcomed the opportunity for a teaching moment, as she simply said, “It’s only a mistake if you make it twice.”
“Upon further consideration, we concluded the essay did not include some key facts and its overall tone was not consistent with what we seek to publish.” The piece, titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman,” stirred considerable outrage.
The Orange Is The New Black actress was interviewed for a piece called “The Transgender Tipping Point.”
BuzzFeed has the exclusive on Trans Teen: The Documentary, airing simultaneously on MTV and Logo, which will explore the stories of four trans teenagers from across the country.
The actress and activist got the fifth highest number of votes in the online vote, much more than many people included on the annual list.
“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.” Orange Is the New Black’s breakout star is ready for her close-up.
The media doesn’t have to get our stories so very wrong.
“It’s a dream come true to see change happening before my eyes.” The Orange Is the New Black star on becoming an advocate, advancing the trans conversation, and taking Sophia on a new adventure in Season 2.
The failure to effectively and respectfully cover stories about transgender people has consequences. “A state of emergency.”
In June of 2012, a 23-year-old trans woman was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison after stabbing the man who attacked her during a hate crime. Here’s a step-by-step look at the case that both outraged and galvanized the transgender community.
“It is a state of emergency for far too many trans people in this country.”
“Your private parts are different now, aren’t they?” SMH.
BuzzFeed chief Los Angeles correspondent Kate Aurthur and Legal Editor Chris Geidner discuss the question of the weekend: What’s off limits when it comes to figures like Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, soon-to-be MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, and others? A recurring LGBT question in a new year.
Despite Laverne Cox’s success on Orange Is The New Black, Hollywood still has a lot of work to do regarding trans visibility.
In Neflix’s highly anticipated new series, Orange Is the New Black, a trans woman is actually played by…a trans woman.
The new video series from GLAAD aims to spotlight the stories of transgender Americans and their allies in an effort to educate the public about transgender issues.