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Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans ‘Cosmopolitan’ Covergirl

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No, Flagrant reader, you have not died and gone to Heaven. Laverne Cox, one of our finest angels here on Earth, makes history once again as the covergirl for the February 2018 #SayYesToLove edition of Cosmopolitan South Africa. Cox, 45, is the first transgender women to appear on a Cosmo cover. She is also a…

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Hollywood Announces First-Ever International Call for Transgender Actors

Entertainment, Politics  

Hollywood’s history of casting cis actors in trans roles extends back to the very first days of the industry. As trans individuals have become more visible and less vilified, the trend has grown increasingly problematic. Prestige movies and frothy teen soaps are equally culpable of denying opportunities for trans actors, and for every Laverne Cox…

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Trans Trailblazer Marsha P. Johnson Film To Premiere On Netflix In October

Entertainment, Featured  

America’s horrifying, ongoing violence towards the trans community may be making headlines in 2017, but trans people have been all but forgotten by the media and their neighbors until quite recently. Enter the new Netflix documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, which explores the death of a pioneering trans woman (Johnson) in…

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Laverne Cox Delivers Message Of Trans Rights, Empowerment At Beautycon

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Always flawless in eloquence and image, actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox appeared alongside fashion expert Joe Zee on the Beautycon Festival 2017 main stage on over the weekend. The festival’s message, which displayed prominently on the screen behind, was a wondrous blast of inclusion and freedom: “We Welcome All Races, All Genders, All Countries…

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