Laverne Cox photographed by Casey Spooner and styled by Akeem Smith for V magazine. Emmy-nominated actress and trans activist Laverne Cox is featured in the Fall issue of V magazine.
Silverman: Sunday marks one year since 21-year-old Islan Nettles was brutally killed on a street near her home in Harlem. Nettles, an African-American transgender woman, was a design intern at a fashion company. She was beaten to death in the early hours of Aug. 17, in the shadow of the NYPD Housing Bureau’s Service Area 6 .
The Messengers: Janet Mock is one of mainstream media’s smartest voices on how to cover trans people. If there’s anyone journalists should listen to, it’s Mock.
The Orange is the New Black star got emotional discussing fame, negativity, working with a talented and diverse cast, and whether or not she really is ‘in league with Satan.’
We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say ‘This is who I am.’ And more trans people are willing to tell their stories. More of us are living visibly and pursuing our dreams visibly, so people can say, ‘Oh yeah, I know someone who is trans.’ When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference.
Bravo announced yesterday that the Orange is the New Black star will be playing “Adele Northrop, a Pulitzer Prize-winning war journalist and LGBT activist…
Though she’s been gone for more than a decade, Sylvia Rivera’s influence can be seen in the work of some of the more fiery trans activists.
A 16-year-old transgender girl spent 77 days alone in a Connecticut prison without ever being convicted of, or even charged with, a crime. Known publicly as “Jane Doe” because she is a minor…
In a dark end to the month of June, a fourth trans woman of color has been found murdered in the U.S. — this time shot to death.
Books by TWOC
- Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
- I Rise by Toni Newman
- Hiding My Candy by The Lady Chablis
- Seasonal Velocities by Ryka Aoki
- Trauma Queen by Lovemme Corazon
- Cooking in Heels by Ceyenne Doroshow
- Naughty and Nice by Vanessa Mateo
- Wanting Arabic by Trish Salah
From what I could find… Please add to the list if you know of others!!
Laverne Cox’s memoir will be out sometime next year right? And Morgan (labrujamorgan), I know you’re getting something published as well? :)
Yaz’min Shancez’s remains were found behind a Fort Myers, Fla., dumpster. Police remain without leads.
Sissieretta Jones made history June 15, 1892, by being the first African-American female to sing at Carnegie Hall. It took 122 years, but now the first openly transgender African-American performer will play the hallowed venue when the violinist and mezzo-soprano takes the stage June 25, 2014.