She appears in a special LGBT edition of the South African magazine.
The world takes another positive step towards transgender rights as Cosmopolitan South Africa unveils their first trans cover star for their February 2018 edition: Laverne Cox. She teams up with the magazine to promote important issues with the LGBTQI+ community in a groundbreaking mag campaign.
Laverne Cox at Lip Sync Battle Live
The 'Orange Is The New Black' star becomes the first openly transgender woman to feature on the cover of Cosmo and with it comes a history-making moment for the LGBT world. In a pre-release interview, she opens up about some of the most inspiring moments in her life as a trans woman.
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It's not just Caitlyn Jenner that's inspired a generation.
The world is still in awe of the bravery and beauty of Caitlyn Jenner, who yesterday celebrated her 66th birthday - or, her very first birthday under her true identity. She sets a fine example for trangender people everywhere, the intimate details of her story being shared on her documentary series 'I Am Cait'.
And thus, in tribute to her, here's a list of the best TV shows and films out there that embrace trans culture; a community that has yet to find itself represented in the same league as non LGBT people, but nonetheless, progress has been made.
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There's still a long way to go for diversity in television.
The media seems to be determined to spread the message of support for members of the LGBT community, and indeed huge steps have been taken in the world of showbiz to better represent the sexual and gender fluidity of humankind as a whole. However, the fact remains that only 4% of main characters on primetime shows diversify into LGBT territory.
Ruby Rose in Orange Is The New Black
For ten years, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has compiled an annual Where We Are on TV report, exploring just how much the industry has changed/is changing. While there is, indeed, a significant rise in the number of LGBT characters on our screens, there are often stereotypes attached and, as GLAAD CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis revealed in the report, 'LGBT stories must go far beyond the common "coming out" narrative.'
Who else can possibly takeover this Transsexual, Transylvania expat?
We've got to admit, we cringed when we first heard that a re-boot of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' was underway, but now we've seen who's the star, it might not be so bad after all. Enter Laverne Cox as the infamous Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Laverne Cox to play the lead role in Rocky Horror re-make
It's possibly one of the most iconic cult films in cinema history, with Tim Curry having successfully forced viewers of all genders to seriously question their sexuality. It doesn't look like that legacy is going to change anytime soon either with the latest cast announcement. 'I am so excited to be a part of #RockHorror legacy', the 'Orange Is The New Black' star told her followers on Twitter, adding the adorable hashtag #DontDreamItBeIt in reference to the refrain from the original 1975 movie.
Continue reading: Laverne Cox To Bring Glamour To 'Rocky Horror' Re-Boot
Lucy Lawless says it's just a rumour, but we can dream.
So, rumours are circulating that a modern reboot of the 90s cult show 'Xena: Warrior Princess' is set to hit screens in the near future. It would be great to see Lucy Lawless back in that badass leather corset but, chances are, if it does ever return, it's likely to have a new wearer. But who should it be?
In a world where feminism has become re-invigorated and strong female role models are being taken seriously in movies and on the small screen, it seems only right that 'Xena: Warrior Princess' be brought back as part of this phenomenon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are involved in her resurrection (literally) with the series suggested to arrive in 2016 and take on a kind of Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games' angle. Original star Lucy Lawless is keen to crush our dreams, though, telling Twitter, 'Sorry, friends! news of a #Xena reboot is just a rumor. I'd love it to happen one day but it's still in the wishful thinking stage', but it still got us thinking about who we'd like to see in the role if it ever did come back.
Continue reading: Chakrams At The Ready! Who Should Play Xena In The Rumoured TV Re-Boot?
Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner have finally met in person!
Laverne Cox has finally met Caitlyn Jenner! The two women have been communicating on the phone and social media but had never met in person until a private showing of Jenner's upcoming reality series, I am Cait. Cox shared two pictures from the private screening on Instagram on Monday (20th July). In one picture, Cox poses alongside Jenner and, in the other photograph, Cox and Jenner pose with the other guests at the screening.
Laverne Cox at New York Week for Men's S/S 2016 in 2015.
A Twitter user described Serena Williams as being ‘built like a man’ and ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling immediately jumped to William’s defence.
J.K. Rowling is one of those magical sort of people who will always stand up to a bully and she’s frequently made a point of using social media as a tool to stop cyber bullies from continuing to spread hate. Today, after Serena Williams won the Women’s Singles Championship at Wimbledon, one Twitter user criticised Williams’ appearance and Rowling had something to say about it.
J.K. Rowling responded to a cyber bully who felt it necessary to make comments about Serena Williams' physique.
Elle Reid may be tough, but she's struggling coping with a recent break-up with her girlfriend. If that wasn't enough to contend with, her 18-year-old granddaughter Sage has just shown up at her house, and she needs over $600 immediately. She's pregnant and Elle's financial situation isn't at its best, but she's determined to do everything she can to help her granddaughter. She takes her on a roadtrip to recover cash from Sage's ex-boyfriend - and while her method of extracting money could be more polite, Sage is glad of her company when she manages to obtain it. Elle gives Sage a lesson in tough-talking as she continues to tour the country selling her possessions and begging cash of some old friends. When the pair arrive to see Sage's mom, it's another story; she's a high-flying business woman and the complete opposite of her mother and daughter - and it's clear to see why Sage chose Elle to help her out.
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The ‘Orange Is The New Black’ star has said she is ‘deeply honoured’ to be featured by the wax museum.
‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Laverne Cox has been announced as the first transgender person to be immortalised with a Madame Tussauds’ wax figure. Cox’s figure will be displayed in Tussauds’ San Francisco museum and will be unveiled later this month to coincide with the city’s Pride Festival.
Laverne Cox will soon be a part of Madam Tussauds.
“I am so deeply honoured to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy,” Cox said in a statement. “When I think about being who I am, a black trans woman from a working class background raised in Mobile, Alabama, this honour feels even more improbable and extraordinary.”
Elle Reid is an ageing poet recovering from a broken heart following her break-up with her long term girlfriend. When her troubled 18-year-old granddaughter Sage turns up on her doorstep one day, she thinks she finally has the distraction she needs. However, Sage needs $600 and Elle, now being pretty much broke, can't give it to her. Instead, she offers to drive her around on a long road trip to recover cash from various friends and ex-boyfriends; though it's not only cash they find on the way. Numerous secrets are uncovered and old conflict is resurfaced, and Sage is forced to face responsibility and start becoming an adult. At the same time, Elle knows it's time for her to start thinking about the most important things in life, accept the troubles of her past and stop living under the 'tough woman' guise.
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