Watch: Laverne Cox Discusses Transgender Character in ‘Orange is the New Black’
July 26, 2013 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC 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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