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Laverne Cox had a fan-girl moment when she spoke to the Duchess of Sussex over the phone. The 47-year-old actress and LGBTQ+ rights activist received a surprise call from the 37-year-old royal “just last week” to discuss her inclusion in Duchess Meghan’s “Forces for Change” issue of British Vogue magazine, which she spent several months…

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On her Instagram page on Tuesday, Aug. 22, Laverne Cox confirmed that she is working on an upcoming project with Beyoncé. Cox is a huge Beyoncé fan, and during an interview with Access Hollywood, she shared reaction to her first encounter with Bey at the 2017 Grammys. “I thought the first time I’d meet Beyoncé I’d…

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“Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox has bravely opened up about an abusive ex-boyfriend and their toxic relationship, which almost “killed” her. The actress regrets staying with an alcoholic partner for such a long time, but admitted her self-worth was so low, she couldn’t imagine anyone else ever loving her. In the new issue…

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Laverne Cox makes history with new TV role. The “Orange Is The New Black” actress will play a series regular character in the upcoming CBS legal drama “Doubt,” making her the first transgender actress to portray a transgender main character on a broadcast series. As you may recall, Cox, 31, was part of both the show’s…

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Laverne Cox is voicing outrage over North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT legislation. In late February, the Charlotte City Council expanded its current nondiscrimination ordinance to include LGBT residents. In addition to race, age, religion and gender, the ruling was established to prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Of course, the ordinance that…

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It looks like the brass over at the NAACP Image Awards came to the conclusion that there’s no need to end a good thing prematurely and have locked in actor and comedian Anthony Anderson as the show’s host for at least the next two years. Late last week, the NAACP and TV One announced that the “Blackish” star…

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Groundbreaking actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox, who made history as the first transgender actor to receive an Emmy nomination, just confirmed her next big role. The “Orange Is The New Black” standout will star in an upcoming remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Fox. Cox will assume the role of Dr. Frank-N-Futer, played…

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Laverne Cox wants you to know what she looks like without makeup. The “Orange Is The New Black” standout star recently posted an au naturale selfie via Instagram in which she flaunted a ‘No Makeup, No Filter [and] No Weave’ look and we have to admit we love it! While Cox can now proudly post…

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The transgender community has gone from invisible for most Americans to being one of the most talked about communities over the past two years thanks to trans stars like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, as well as trans-inclusive shows like “Orange Is the New Black.” However, despite the increased representation and growing legal rights, the trans community…

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The struggle of being a transgender inmate in a Georgia correctional facility is something few can understand. For Ashley Diamond it was a living nightmare that included multiple rapes, mental torture and medical neglect. Diamond was sentenced to serve 11 years for non-violent crimes that included theft, obstruction and escape convictions. During this time period…

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For the past couple of years, Laverne Cox has been the most talked about transgender celebrity of our time, leading a growing number of trans celebrities as they transformed the face of mainstream America and blazed a path for Caitlyn Jenner to have her historic coming out moment this year. And although both Cox and…

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Affinity Community Services recently celebrated their 20th anniversary at Gallery Guichard in Chicago. The name of the event was Jazz N July. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities…

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