Following her prestigious Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia in Orange is the New Black, Laverne Cox has been busy working on a documentary about transgender youth in America. Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word will premiere on October 17 at 7pm and will broadcast simultaneously on MTV and Logo TV.
The first hour of the documentary will follow the stories of seven transgender youth ranging from 12 to 24 years-old. The first ever Division One transgender basketball player is among them!
The second hour will comprise of “Trans Forum” whereby Cox and MTV host SuChin Pak will openly discuss transgender issues and answer questions live from social media.
“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender, it also means truth”, says Cox who is both host and producer of the much anticipated MTV documentary.“The cast members in this documentary are fearlessly living their truths and in sharing their stories will send the message to other trans youth that it’s OK to be who you are.”
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