This Is How (and How Not) to Talk About Trans Issues

Yesterday on Katie, Katie Couric hosted trans activists Laverne Cox (of Orange Is the New Black) and Carmen Carrera (the model most famous from her stint on RuPaul's Drag Race). The women's discussion on trans issues was productive and eye-opening, but not without the occasional — and major — misstep. » 1/07/14 12:10pm 1/07/14 12:10pm

OITNB Star Laverne Cox Used to Equate Being Trans with Failing

Since appearing on Orange Is the New Black as Sophia Burset (Litchfield Prison's premiere fire fighter-turned-hairstylist), actress and activist Laverne Cox has become a household name as both a fan favorite and as the actress — and trans woman — currently being credited with shining a light on the trans community… » 9/12/13 5:00pm 9/12/13 5:00pm