Well ladies and gentlemen she’s done it again. Orange is the New Black star LaVerne Cox has made history by becoming to first transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine.
The actress and activist also sat down with TIME’s Katy Steinmetz for an in-depth interview.
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 drama Orange 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.
Cox spoke with TIME for this week’s cover story, “The Transgender Tipping Point.”
To view a behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoot, click here.
Such a major moment for the trans community.
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