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Laverne Cox Says She Was Targeted in Transphobic Attack

'We have a right to walk in the park,' actress says in post

(Newser) - "This has happened to me before," actress Laverne Cox said. "I've been trans my whole life. I've been harassed and bullied my whole life." The most recent attack was Saturday, Cox said, when she and a friend were walking in Griffith Park in Los...

OITNB Star: I Won't Make My Face More Feminine

'This is the face that God gave me,' says transgender icon Laverne Cox

(Newser) - Sophia Burset is back on Netflix, making over inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary in the new season of Orange Is the New Black . But Laverne Cox, the transgender actress who plays her, says she personally won't get any makeover: Though she used to crave "highly invasive surgical procedures" to...

Madame Tussauds Milestone: First Transgender Wax Figure

Laverne Cox gets the honor

(Newser) - Madame Tussauds will have its first transgender wax figure in place by the end of the month, with Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox getting the honor. The 31-year-old pronounced herself "deeply honored," reports Entertainment Weekly . "When I think about being who I am, a...

Cox to Couric: Stop Objectifying Trans People

Focus on surgery, genitalia, is misplaced, Orange Is the New Black star argues

(Newser) - Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox appeared on a Katie Couric Show segment about transgender women on Monday, and the clip of the interview is going viral because of what Salon calls Cox's "absolutely perfect" response to Couric's probing questions about her genitalia.

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