Posts Tagged Laverne Cox

How the media contributes to the state of emergency faced by the trans community

A day after we cheered as Laverne Cox graced the cover of Time magazine last week, news broke that two trans women were viscously assaulted on the MARTA subway in Atlanta. One woman was stripped naked as onlookers failed to intervene to end their torment. They laughed, cheered, and captured video on their cell phones.

It was that cell phone video (which we will not be linking to) that eventually filled my Facebook feed over the weekend, detailing disappointing realities about trans misogyny in communities of color. Tyra Woods, one of the woman assaulted, said that the verbal harassment began while they waited for the train to arrive. “They were trying to find out if we are men or women… ...

A day after we cheered as Laverne Cox graced the cover of Time magazine last week, news broke that two trans women were viscously assaulted on the MARTA subway in Atlanta. One woman was stripped naked as ...

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Laverne Cox >>>>>>> Justin Bieber.

Speaking of which: the trailer for “Orange is the New Black,” Season 2, is out.

Sexual harassment of unpaid interns is no longer legal in New York.

Judge throws out B. Scott’s discrimination lawsuit against BET.

Florida man was kicked out of his rec basketball league after singing about his HIV status.

Janet Mock covers ELIXHER’s “Body Issue.”

Revenge porn isn’t protected speech.

Laverne Cox >>>>>>> Justin Bieber.

Speaking of which: the trailer for “Orange is the New Black,” Season 2, is out.

Sexual harassment of unpaid interns is no longer legal in New York.

Judge ...

Video: Laverne Cox on the revolutionary act of loving trans women

The 2014 National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change took place in Houston this past weekend. Thursday night, Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox rocked the house with an opening keynote.

It’s beautiful to hear the crowd shouting and cheering as Cox talks about loving trans women as a revolutionary act, about the struggles of living in a world where trans women often don’t experience love and are instead marginalized and dehumanized, and about the incredible power of love in a case like CeCe McDonald’s, where a strong support network and CeCe’s leadership helped her survive through prison. Cox shouts out other amazing trans women like Janet Mock, Toni D’Orsay, and Monica Roberts, and even makes some calls ...

The 2014 National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change took place in Houston this past weekend. Thursday night, Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox rocked the house with an opening keynote.

It’s beautiful to hear ...

CeCe McDonald and Laverne Cox

Photo of the day: CeCe McDonald released from prison

CeCe McDonald was released from prison today, almost a year before originally expected. CeCe was arrested and faced an unfair trial for defending herself and her friends from a racist and transmisogynist attack. That’s CeCe in the photo above — and yes, that’s Orange is the New Black star and all around badass Laverne Cox sitting next to her. Laverne Cox is making a documentary about Cece’s case — you can support the film here.

Check out Janet Mock’s beautiful open letter to CeCe McDonald upon her release, and the hashtag #BecauseofCeCe discussing learning, growth, and change that’s happened because of this inspiring activist who never stopped fighting for her community, ...

CeCe McDonald was released from prison today, almost a year before originally expected. CeCe was arrested and faced an unfair trial for defending herself and her friends from a racist and transmisogynist attack. That’s CeCe ...

The Golden Globes gave Jared Leto an award for playing a trans woman because Hollywood is terrible

Last night Jared Leto won a Best Supporting Actor (the award for ladies is Best Supporting Actress, so this was in the dude category) for playing a trans woman.

I have not seen Dallas Buyers Club, in which Leto plays Rayon, a trans woman with AIDS. I will not see Dallas Buyers Club because I don’t hate myself. Leto’s performance may be a “revelation” as some have called it, though I highly doubt I’d see it that way. It also may be awful, stereotypical, and offensive, which sounds like the way Rayon is portrayed based on the opinions of folks who’ve seen the movie and actually care about trans women. I suspect the latter, since Leto gave ...

Last night Jared Leto won a Best Supporting Actor (the award for ladies is Best Supporting Actress, so this was in the dude category) for playing a trans woman.

I have not seen Dallas Buyers Club, in which ...

Watch Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera school Katie Couric on the preoccupation with trans bodies

We can’t wait until Friday to give a Feminist Fuck Yeah shout-out to Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera for their appearance on Katie Couric’s show yesterday. We didn’t think our crush on Laverne Cox could get any bigger, but just watch her school Couric on why the preoccupation with transition objectifies trans people and distracts from the real issues we should be discussing: trans folks’ lived experiences–which far too often include violence and discrimination.


Transcript after the jump. 

We can’t wait until Friday to give a Feminist Fuck Yeah shout-out to Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera for their appearance on Katie Couric’s show yesterday. We didn’t think our crush on Laverne Cox could get any bigger, but ...

CeCe McDonald will be released this month

Transgender activist CeCe McDonald is scheduled for early release from her 41 month prison sentence for manslaughter according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

In the spring of 2011, McDonald and a group of friends, all of color, queer and allied, while walking to a 24 hour store were verbally accosted by a group of racist drunks outside a local bar. McDonald confronted them and was subsequently assaulted by a woman, who smashed a glass in McDonald’s face, puncturing her jaw and lacerating her saliva gland. The fight that followed resulted in the self-defense stabbing death of Dean Schmitz, who McDonald and supporters identified as an instigator in the confrontation.

Transgender activist CeCe McDonald is scheduled for early release from her 41 month prison sentence for manslaughter according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

In the spring of 2011, McDonald and a group ...

Watch now: Mychal talking about DJ Mister Cee

Don’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, read Janet’s excellent piece on the subject first.

Don’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, ...

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