Laverne Cox

June 26, 2014

Laverne Cox delivers powerful speech at 2014 Logo Trailblazers

Laverne Cox, transgender actress and advocate accepted an award on behalf of the groundbreaking Netflix series Orange is the New Black at the 2014 Logo Trailblazers awards, which honor those paving the way for LGBT equality.

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June 26, 2014

GLAAD congratulates Tona Brown, first transgender woman of color to perform at Carnegie Hall

Last night, Tona Brown made her debut at Carnegie Hall as the first transgender woman of color to perform in the iconic venue.

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June 26, 2014

Tune in to Logo TV's 'Trailblazers' awards tonight and celebrate Pride with Edie Windsor, Laverne Cox, and Demi Lovato

Catch Logo's inaugural award show Trailblazers tonight as they celebrate individuals who have had a profound impact on the LGBT community and who are working towards equality for all LGBT people.

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Snapshots: World Cup PSA, Fathers' Day, Carnegie Hall, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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June 12, 2014

Laverne Cox talks 'Orange is the New Black' and anti-trans violence on "TakePart Live"

Yesterday, Laverne Cox chatted about her character, Sophia Burset, on Orange is the New Black and transgender issues with TakePart hosts, Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain, who is also a member of GLAAD's National Board of Directors.

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Laverne Cox, Tiq Milan and Chase Strangio appear on 'The Katie Show'

Yesterday, Katie Couric welcomed Laverne Cox, star of Orange is The New Black, Tiq Milan, GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist, and Chase Strangio, an attorney at the ACLU's LGBT and AIDS project to discuss a myriad of issues facing the transgender community.

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Southern Baptist Convention officially condemns transgender people

The Southern Baptist Convention held in Baltimore, has passed a resolution that has officially placed the denomination in opposition to the lives and reality of transgender people.

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Snapshots: Proud to Play, #JusticeForJane, Laverne Cox's TIME cover, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD?

Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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Kevin D. Williamson's anti-transgender rant featured in the "Chicago Sun-Times"

On Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a virulently anti-trans "op-ed" from Kevin D. Williamson, in which he referred to Laverne Cox and other trans women as "an effigy of a woman," repeatedly used incorrect pronouns to describe Laverne, and inaccurately stated that she is not a woman.

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May 30, 2014

TIME's Nancy Gibbs and GLAAD's Tiq Milan talk the trans 'tipping point' on MSNBC with Ronan Farrow

Yesterday, on MSNBC with Ronan Farrow, managing editor of TIME, Nancy Gibbs, and transgender advocate and GLAAD senior media strategist, Tiq Milan, discussed the role of the media in transgender issues in light of 'Orange is the New Black' star Laverne Cox's feature on Time Magazine's cover.

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