17th October 2014
Laverne Cox praises ‘Transparent’ creator for hiring trans writer 2
5:29 PM — Laverne Cox has praised the creator of drama series Transparent, for pledging to recruit a transgender writer for the show’s second season.
16th October 2014
Laverne Cox urges the world to turn purple for Spirit Day 1
10:29 AM — American actress Laverne Cox has become one of the first celebrities to tweet their support for Spirit Day.
4th October 2014
Watch: Laverne Cox unveils first trailer for transgender documentary 2
1:32 PM — Laverne Cox has unveiled the first trailer for her long-awaited documentary exploring transgender issues.
3rd September 2014
Laverne Cox joins MTV lesbian comedy ‘Faking It’ 2
1:36 PM — Laverne Cox has signed up to the second season of lesbian comedy series Faking It.
28th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox apologises for reading letter by a trans inmate convicted of rape 24
10:24 PM — Actress and activist Laverne Cox recently apologised for participating in a video in which she read a letter by convicted rapist Synthia China Blast.
25th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox to speak at NYC transgender and gender fluid arts festival 1
11:04 PM — Laverne Cox and her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, will have their first joint speaking engagement at a New York City festival celebrating transgender and gender fluid artists.
19th August 2014
Watch: Laverne Cox talks bravely about her suicide attempt as a youth
5:27 PM — Actress and activist Laverne Cox has talked openly and bravely about her suicide attempt as a youth in a new interview.
17th August 2014
Uzo Aduba wins Emmy for lesbian Orange is the New Black character Crazy Eyes 2
11:37 AM — Actress Uzo Aduba has picked up an Emmy for playing lesbian Orange is the New Black character Crazy Eyes.
6th August 2014
US: Laverne Cox joins #StandWithMonica campaign against Phoenix ‘walking while trans’ law
1:00 PM — ‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox has joined a campaign against a Phoenix law which unfairly targets trans women of colour (TWOC), following the conviction of activist Monica Jones.
5th August 2014
Watch: Laverne Cox shoots down host who claimed she was ‘born a boy’ 19
11:18 AM — Transgender actress Laverne Cox has shot down a TV host who claimed she was "born a boy".
23rd July 2014
Laverne Cox: Whoopi Goldberg was “a huge inspiration to me as an actor” 1
7:53 PM — Actress Laverne Cox called Whoopi Goldberg an “inspiration as an actor” on her recent appearance on The View.
12th July 2014
Video: Laverne Cox features in beautiful John Legend music video 3
6:41 PM — Trans actress Laverne Cox has made an appearance in a stunning new John Legend music video.
11th July 2014
US: Chicago radio station calls Laverne Cox a ‘t****y’ 1
2:11 PM — A Chicago radio station has mocked transgender actress Laverne Cox, referring to her using a transphobic slur.
Laverne Cox makes history as first trans actress to be nominated for Emmy award 2
10:37 AM — Laverne Cox has become the first openly trans actress to ever be nominated for an Emmy award.
1st July 2014
Obama: ‘Gay college professor shaped my views on LGBT issues’ 3
4:55 PM — President Obama last night thanked Lawrence Goldyn, his gay college professor and friend, for shaping his views on LGBT rights.
19th June 2014
US radio host: Laverne Cox and her ‘gender confusion’ are part of Satan’s plan to ‘undermine America’ 11
4:21 PM — A US radio host has taken aim at trans activist and actress Laverne Cox, saying that her appearance on a TIME magazine cover is part of Satan's "strategy to undermine the moral base of America."
16th June 2014
Wall Street Journal article says trans people shouldn’t be offered gender reassignment 19
2:08 PM — Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article online calling transgender people confused and “mistaken” about their gender identity.
13th June 2014
Laverne Cox announces that she is dating: ‘I believe in love and respect’
6:36 PM — Famed transgender actress Laverne Cox has spoken out about finding time to date, despite a busy schedule.
US study shows 21% increase in anti-LGBT physical violence 3
5:46 PM — A US study has found a marked increase in anti-LGBT physical violence, and a disproportionate rise in anti-trans violence.
3rd June 2014
US: Chicago Sun-Times removes article claiming Laverne Cox is ‘not a woman’ 3
11:30 PM — The Chicago Sun-Times has removed an article claiming that transgender actress Laverne Cox is "not a woman", and issued an apology for the "oversight".