Yesterday, Laverne Cox appeared on ABC's The View to talk about her role on Orange is the New Black and the "nuance, and complexity, and dimension" it asked of her, and thus the catharsis it offered her.
Chicago R&B ration station, WGCI and host UB Rodriguez both tweeted out a transphobic slur about Cox's inclusion in John Legend's new video, "You and I"
66th Emmy Awards nominees: 'The Normal Heart,' Laverne Cox, 'Good Luck Charlie' and more pick up nominations
This morning the nominees were announced for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and several out actors and LGBT-inclusive series received nominations.
GLAAD today applauded the list of nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which was among the most LGBT-inclusive list in Emmy history. Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category. Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the hit Netflix Original Series 'Orange is the New Black.'
Ebony has released a list of 10 rising stars in the Black LGBT community, and GLAAD followers will recognize several names on the list. GLAAD's own Senior Strategist, Tiq Milan was included on this year's list for his advocacy for transgender people, people of color, and youth.
Laverne Cox to guest star in Bravo's first original scripted series, 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'
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Yesterday, Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox, served as a Grand Marshal in New York City's 2014 Pride Parade, marking the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, along with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Executive Director, Rea Carey, and “Frozen” star, Jonathan Groff.