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Laverne Cox Stars on Entertainment Weekly’s First LGBTQ+ Issue in 15 Years

Yes, Lady Liberty!

Fifteen years seems like a long time to go between LGBTQ+ issues (for more on that, check out Henry Goldblatt’s editor’s letter), but this is definitely an awesome comeback!

In addition to appearing on the cover, Cox also spoke with EW about what it’s like to be the “public face for transgender America.” The Orange Is the New Black actress explained,

I just wonder, am I allowed to be a human being?

[…] I’m so grateful that I had the luxury of transitioning in private. Because when you transition in the public eye, the transition becomes the story. I’m always disturbed when I see conversations about trans people that focus on surgery. But I believe Caitlyn will transcend this moment.

To hear Cox talk about the significance of Orange Is the New Black, her love of binge-watching, and the importance of representation, you can also check out this video from her EW shoot.

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