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Laverne Cox says men who date trans women face more stigma

Photo Credit: Laverne Cox's Instagram (@lavernecox)

Photo Credit: Laverne Cox’s Instagram (@lavernecox)

Laverne Cox has never been shy when talking gender politics in America and in her latest interview with SiriusXMProgress, Cox explains she feels men who date trans women face more stigma than trans women themselves.

“Most men who are attracted to and date transgender women are probably stigmatized more than trans women are,” Cox said before explaining that she hopes more celebrity men advocate for the acceptance of dating trans women.

“I think a man who is dating trans women, who is a celebrity, or famous or is an athlete or something, needs to come forward –- or a musician –- and needs to say, ‘I love transgender women and [they] deserve to be loved and I’m going to declare that publicly.’ I think those men need some sort of inspiration and hope, so they can live more authentically,” Cox said.

The “Orange Is The New Black” star previously discussed the topic in an interview with Bust magazine, in which she discussed being dumped by a straight man who was too ashamed and insecure to claim her publicly.

“What I realized is it’s not about me,” she said. “It’s actually about that man’s shame around being attracted to me. And his own issues of being seen as less of a man. He has deep, deep, deep insecurities. There are many men who date transgender women and who engage with us only sexually and don’t want anyone to know about it. They’re straight identified, and there’s a huge stigma around men who are attracted to and have sex with and date trans women. They’re arguably even more stigmatized than we are.”

Clearly, this is a topic that needs to be discussed more across the board, because as the trans community becomes more accepted and represented in society, so will the love stories involving them.





  1. cupcake333 on June 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

    You are not a woman so you cant not advocate for women
    there is no such thing as a transgender woman … ITS MAN
    you have allowed a ignorant american gays and weirdos make your lifestyle
    acceptable no one realize children are not born gay or trans , but a weirdo can influence it ….in that case 50 percent of americans would be gay … its not in the milk !! im sick of this dude, advocating because someone gave his ugly ass a plateform . now he cant shut up . . I DARE THIS TWIST FREAK TO IMPLY OUR AMERICAN STRAIGHT MEN SHOULD WANT TO PARADE AROUND TOWN WITH A KNOW TRANNY ON HIS SIDE , NOT CAREING how this effect his own family if your not gay you dont comply PERIOD .. most black men straight ones hate trannys so you better stay clear instead of praying someone sleep with you or or OPTION 2 KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND BOOTY BUMP WITH YOUR KIND!! because on a weirdo with fetishes will be seen dead with one of yall … bruce jenner can forget a female wanting to roll with him lol . …he really is a idiot and so is this lavernon cox … i dont hate no human but this is against moral principle this form of thinking cause if this is what america is reduced to iam moving to the middle east where HEADS ROLL FOR EVEN THINKING WHAT HE IS THINKING

  2. Guest on June 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I’m so tired of this UGLY MAN trying to disguise himself as a woman thinking he has the right to speak out on our behalf. YOU ARE NOT A WOMAN!!! Any straight real man will not be caught dead with you!!! I’m sure in your heart of hearts, you must know this!!! The real agenda of the “so called transgender” is to replace woman. Unfortunately most women are stupid enough to fall for this bull and are defending their so called rights. When women finally wake up and see what’s really going on, it will be too late and that’s just what they’re hoping will happen!!!!

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