Watch: Laverne Cox Discusses Transgender Character in ‘Orange is the New Black’
July 26, 2013 by Eric Cameron, Digital Media Specialist
The series has received praise for its complex representation of a transgender character and for calling attention to discrimination faced by those transgender people incarcerated in U.S. jails, prisons and detention facilities.
Laverne Cox – who is transgender herself – talks about intersections of race and LGBT issues, the humanizing power of storytelling, and strategies for being a better transgender ally. Check out the clip below.
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