Laverne Cox Inspires LGBTQ People And Straight People Alike
The beautiful being that is Laverne Cox is on the cover of TIME magazine this week, and I say bravo and hallelujah!
Writing for TIME, Katy Steinmetz reports:
The Orange Is the New Black star on politics, happiness and why genitalia isn’t destiny
On TIME’s cover this week is an unlikely icon: Laverne Cox. Bullied and harassed for appearing feminine while growing up in Mobile, Ala., Cox eventually came out as transgender while living in New York City and took up acting. Now a star on the Netflix dramaOrange Is the New Black, she has emerged as a public leader of the trans movement, using her increasingly prominent perch to make the case for equal rights and touring the country giving a stump speech titled “Ain’t I A Woman?” When Cox says it, that refrain is not a question.
The state by state fight for gay marriage has steamrolled of late, and over the last two years the marriage equality movement can applaud our victories at the ballot box, in state legislatures, and the the courts. When Federal District Judge John E. Jones III ruled that Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, he said that such laws should be tossed “into the ash heap of history.” The Pennsylvania victory was the 14th win in a row for the same-sex marriage movement.
Bravo! And Keep Them Coming!