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Laverne Cox To Play Lawyer in New CBS Drama

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 12
Transgender actress Laverne Cox, who was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the comedy series "Orange is the New Black," is trying her hand at drama in the new CBS legal pilot, "Doubt."

Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein in Weeklong GENDERFLUID Fest

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 4
Laverne Cox, Holly Woodlawn, Hedwig and Kate Bornstein will headline GENDERFLUID, a week-long festival of performance, film, and art by transgender and genderfluid artists, Sept. 9-14 at Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Laverne Cox Hopes to Inspire With Life Story

NATIONAL | By Mesfin Fekadu | Aug 22
Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

Transwoman Cece McDonald Wows at Milk Club Dinner

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 17
There was nary a dry eye in the house as CeCe McDonald took to the podium to receive the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award.

Laverne Cox Talks Trans Issues in ’TakePart Live’

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
As part of their coverage for LGBT Pride month in June, Pivot’s interactive news show, "TakePart Live" featured an interview with "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox.

Five Things to Know About Transgender People

NATIONAL | By Lisa Leff | Jun 22
President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America.

Trans Punk Singer Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s New Music Vid

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | May 23
The leader of the punk rock band Against Me!, who is transgender, took issue with Arcade Fire’s new music video for "We Exist," which stars Andrew Garfield in drag.

Maggie Keenan-Bolger Hosts Queer Theater Networking Event

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 25
On April 28, Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Honest Accomplice Theatre will host a networking event for Queer Women and Trans* People in the Performing Arts.

San Francisco Set to Name Street After Trans Icon

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 23
San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community.

Trans ’Drag Race’ Contestants Speak Out on Show’s Alleged Transphobia

TELEVISION | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz, two prominent transgender contestants of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," respond to allegations that the show uses anti-trans language.

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