Sex & Gender

feature: laverne cox on time magazine cover – a big deal for trans visibility

May 30, 2014

Did you catch trans actress Laverne Cox on the cover of TIME Magazine? This will give even more visibility to the trans community. “I don’t represent the entirety of the trans community, there are multiple relationships to one’s identity”, says Cox in a making-of video (watch below).
Of course this is not enough and there are many more stories that need to be told. But it’s a step towards more visibility and hopefully more acceptance.
Cox adds: “When we look at the discrimination that trans people face, there tends to be intersections of race and class”. Let’s celebrate the fact that an African-American trans woman gets to share her story and bring attention to issues faced by the trans community.