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Laverne Cox has become a style icon in her own right thanks to her head-turning red carpet looks and Amazonian frame. But during a recent interview on “Watch What Happens Live,” Cox got to take a break from discussing her own looks to discussing the fashion of new trans icon Caitlyn Jenner. While chatting with…

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Amandla Stenberg found herself at the center of public attention this week when she boldly criticized Kylie Jenner for appropriating Black culture by rocking cornrows on her Instagram page. And although Jenner dismissed Stenberg (and dissed Jaden Smith in the process), Stenberg’s comments have sparked a national conversation about race and culture. Now, Stenberg has…

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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…

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When Caitlyn Jenner made her debut as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair this month, pioneering transgender actress Laverne Cox spoke about America’s preoccupation with the physical appearance of transgender people as opposed to their more important lived experiences. Now in a new interview, Cox talks about her own looks and explains why…

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This week, Laverne Cox landed the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly, which has dubbed her “the most famous transgender actress in America.” But despite the fame and accolades, Cox ruminates on the downside of having to be a public figure and the face of an entire community. While talking about her fame in the magazine,…

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Laverne Cox is arguably the most famous transgender celebrity on the planet and she’s also regarded as one of the most beautiful and glamorous trans women in the world as well. With all of those accolades, you’d think it would be easier for her than some of her other trans sisters to find love. However,…

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  Bruce Jenner’s transition won’t just affect one person or family, according to Laverne Cox, the Olympian’s bold decision to go public with his transition from male to female will change the way society as a whole understands the transgender community. Saturday night, before heading into the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Cox told MSNBC’s…

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Kanye West, Laverne Cox and Misty Copeland nabbed spots on TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list. The list, which was released earlier today, names icons, leaders and titans like director Lee Daniels; actor-comedian Kevin Hart; President Barack Obama; Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative; Kira Orange-Jones, executive director of Teach For America, Greater New Orleans; actress Audra…

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It was quite an afternoon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 19, as Hollywood stars gathered to celebrate the achievements of Black women in front of and behind the camera at Essence magazine’s highly touted and coveted Oscar week celebration, the eighth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. A ticket to this affair was much like gold, cherished.…

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Laverne Cox has been on an unstoppable roll in Hollywood ever since she landed the part on hairstyling inmate Sophia Burset on “Orange Is the New Black.” Now Cox is going from Emmy-nominated guest actress to high-profile starring role in a new CBS legal drama “Doubt.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Doubt” will center around…

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It’s no secret that “Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox is a major Beyoncé fan, and this Christmas the rising transgender star had more to celebrate than her skyrocketing career. She also got to celebrate the fact that Santa brought her a major gift from her pop star idol that left her weak in…

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Transgender actress Laverne Cox named “Woman of the Year” by Glamour magazine The actress and activist continues to have the best year of her career! This week, Glamour honored Cox with the award, given to celebrities, politicians, local leaders and athletes for their powerful roles in influencing women everywhere. Cox, 30, has already made history…

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For the past two years, Laverne Cox has been in front of the camera, representing the transgender community as a star on “Orange Is the New Black.” But tonight, Cox takes a step behind the scenes and shines a light on the lives of several transgender youth in the new documentary “The T Word.” But…

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Laverne Cox has become a new-age feminist and transgender activist of our time, winning over fans across the board for her role on “Orange Isthe New Black” as much as her work for transgender rights. But just because she’s beloved by many doesn’t mean that Cox isn’t without critics, and one of those critics of…

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Last week, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released a study saying television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks. According to the Associated Press, networks are promoting the understanding of gay lives with some of the most inclusive…

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