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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is an American actress on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Cox has made history as being the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy award in an acting role and to be on the cover of Time magazine. Laverne Cox is at the forefront of the transgender movement, and is a hero in the LGBT community. In 2014 Laverne Cox was honored by GLAAD with the Stephen F. Kolzak award for her work as an advocate for the transgender community.

Laverne Cox is begging all queer Americans to vote Democrat in the 2024 election

The trans icon is reminding everyone what's at stake this year.

Fans Mistake Laverne Cox for Beyoncé at U.S. Open

A viral video set fans in a frenzy whether it was Queen B who attended Williams' match or it was Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox.

'The Normal Heart' Stars BIPOC, LGBTQ+ Cast in World AIDS Day Encore

Paris Barclay directed the reading of Larry Kramer's play about HIV and AIDS that stars Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox, and Jake Borelli. 

Netflix's 'Amend' Traces the Fight for Equal Rights for All

The documentary series deals with the Fourteenth Amendment's impact on voting rights, desegregation, marriage equality, and more.

Laverne Cox 'Is in Love Again,' Talks Stigma of Dating Trans Women

The Promising Young Woman star discussed her new relationship and romantic hurdles.

Laverne Cox on How Promising Young Woman Examines the 'Nice Guy' Trope

The Emmy-nominated actress chats with The Advocate about how the film that confronts assault doesn't let anyone off the hook. 

Laverne Cox and Friend Subjected to Anti-Trans Attack in L.A. Park

She and her friend were approached by a man who asked "Guy or girl?" and then began hitting Cox's friend.

Laverne Cox Is Done Debating Whether Trans Is Real

The actress and icon talks about how much has changed for trans people since Orange Is The New Black premiered. 

'Visible' Shows TV's 'Problematic Progress' in LGBTQ Representation

Director Ryan White discusses decades of queer visibility (and invisibility) chronicled on the Apple TV+ docuseries Visible: Out on Television.

Laverne Cox on Why 'Pose' Is 'Vital' in a Time of Trans Erasure

The transgender icon reminded the audience at the Outfest Legacy Awards why loving representation matters in a world divided by hate.

Laverne Cox Laughs Off an Awkward Genitalia Joke on 'Match Game'

Appearing on the game show, the trans actress handled herself like the pro she is.

21 Photos of Laverne Cox With 100s of Sweaty, Shirtless Gay Men

Our ears are still ringing from this amazing L.A. Pride Tea Dance with Laverne Cox.

Experience The Advocate's Epic Champions of Pride Party

The Advocate kicked off Pride season Friday with a star-studded event at Los Angeles's Beverly Center, honoring top LGBT leaders from around the country.

How Laverne Cox Factored in a Conservative Atlantic Writer's Firing

Kevin Williamson's departure sparked a hard conversation on diversity among The Atlantic's staff, led by Jeffrey Goldberg and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

At Planned Parenthood Gala, Laverne Cox Talks Discrimination

The actress and activist addressed the lack of quality health care for trans women and Trump's attempt to end antidiscrimination protections.

50 Years, 50 Heroes: NiK Kacy Honors Laverne Cox

For The Advocate's 50th anniversary, fashion designer NiK Kacy honors Emmy-nominated Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox.

Is Trans Beautiful?

Society teaches trans men and women they're only truly beautiful when they look like cis people, according to writer Riki Wilchins.

Doubt's Cancellation Is a Cruel and Ill-Timed Blow to Trans Visibility

As celebrities cry "protect trans kids," CBS pulls the only show on network television to feature a transgender series regular, Laverne Cox.