Two years ago, transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox appeared at the Miami International Film Festival to promote her movie, Musical Chairs. I spoke with Cox about her life and about her role in that film, playing a paraplegic transgender woman who learns wheelchair ballroom dancing.
Cox is currently co-starring on Netflix's hit Orange Is the New Black.
Thursday – her birthday – Cox landed on the cover of Time magazine. From Cox's Facebook page:
What a wonderful bday present! Yes today is my birthday and I am on the cover of @TIME magazine. I realize this is way bigger than me and about a tipping point in our nation's history where it is no kinger acceptable for trans lives to be stigmatized, ridiculed, criminalized and disregarded. This is for my trans siblings out there and for anyone who has ever been told that who you know yourself to be at your core is not legitimate. You are who you know yourselves to be. #girlslikeus #whereislavernecox #lavernehive
Read the Time story and watch the Miami Herald video!