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  • Transphobic attacks like the one against Laverne Cox happen daily. Here’s why it’s important to keep talking about them.

    Anti-trans violence in the U.S. is going up and the recent attack on Laverne Cox and her friend is just the latest example.

  • Laverne Cox Details Transphobic Attack: ‘It’s Not Safe in the World’

    "Orange Is the New Black" star and LGBTQ+ advocate Laverne Cox took to Instagram on Saturday to share that she and her friend were the victims of a transphobic attack that has left her "in shock." In an IGTV video, Cox detailed that she went for a socially-distanced walk with a friend in Los Angeles' […]

  • Laverne Cox calls SCOTUS discrimination ruling the ‘most consequential’ in her lifetime

    The "Orange Is the New Black" star says this ruling is “probably the most consequential case for LBGTQ+ civil rights that the Supreme Court will hear in my lifetime.”

  • Here’s the LGBTQ Supreme Court Case Laverne Cox Brought Up on the Emmys Red Carpet

    Laverne Cox used her time on the 2019 Emmys red carpet Sunday to inform viewers about an upcoming Supreme Court case that could make it legal to fire someone from their job for being LGBTQ.The “Orange Is the New Black” alum brought ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio as her guest to TV’s biggest night, and the two told Giuliana Rancic, who was hosting E!’s preshow coverage, about the SCOTUS case, which is being heard Oct. 8. Strangio wore a tuxedo, but in place of a bowtie was a badge that said “TRANS.”“Everyone should be aware that the administration is asking the Supreme Court to make it legal to fire workers just because they’re LGBTQ,” Strangio said. “And this is actually going to transform the lives of LGBTQ people, and people who are not LGBTQ. Anyone who departs from sex stereotypes, like all the fabulous people here, for example. So we really need to show up on October 8 and pay attention because our lives are on the line”Also Read: Emmy Nominees 2019: The Complete List“So we want everyone to tell their friends and families about this case,” Cox said. “RiseUpOctober8. Go to my instagram for more information.”Just as Cox said, she’s previously shared her thoughts on the case on Instagram, which you can see in the post below.“Please swipe right to read about a set of important cases being heard by the Supreme Court of the United States October 8 which is arguably the most consequential SCOTUS case for lgbtq+ civil rights in the United States in my lifetime,” the actress wrote. “It should not be legal to fire someone from their job for being LGBTQ+. The Trump administration is arguing that it should be. Click the link in my bio to read the entire story. Please like and share to get the word out about this pivotal case. …”View this post on Instagram Please swipe right to read about a set of important cases being heard by the Supreme Court of the United States October 8 which is arguably the most consequential SCOTUS case for lgbtq+ civil rights in the United States in my lifetime.  It should not be legal to fire someone from their job for being LGBTQ+. The Trump administration is arguing that it should be. Click the link in my bio to read the entire story. Please like and share to get the word out about this pivotal case. … scotus lgbtq+ TransIsBeautiful WeWontBeErased transrightsarehumanrightsA post shared by laverne cox (@lavernecox) on Sep 4, 2019 at 6:17pm PDTRead original story Here’s the LGBTQ Supreme Court Case Laverne Cox Brought Up on the Emmys Red Carpet At TheWrap

  • Taylor Swift has the best response to the 'Drunk Taylor' memes

    According to Swift, “We had so much fun that ‘Drunk Taylor’ is trending on Twitter.” She then added, “CHEERS.”

  • Rosie O'Donnell slams working with 'mean' Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View': 'Worse than Fox News'

    After her anecdote about having a crush on Elisabeth Hasselback made waves, O'Donnell is capturing headlines again, this time about former co-star Whoopi Goldberg.

  • Laverne Cox's Strut Steals the Show at the 11 Honoré Fashion Show -- Watch

    The actress closed the brand's first ever runway show on Wednesday night.

  • Laverne Cox surprises transgender man who has never met another trans person

    On "Fearless With Ashley Graham," we saw the moment that Rickey, a 25-year-old transgender man from Kansas City, Mo., met another trans person for the first time. And that person was actress Laverne Cox.

  • Laverne Cox Slams Jeff Sessions for ‘Rolling S— Back,’ Urges Young People to ‘Go and Vote!’

    Laverne Cox, Rosario Dawson and Yara Shahidi have one thing to ask of young adults this election season: Go out and vote. “Elections have consequences. Transgender lives are on the line,” Laverne Cox said in a speech at the We Vote Next Summit, held at the TOMS Headquarters in Los Angeles on Saturday. “Go and […]

  • Laverne Cox Reveals New Boyfriend on Social Media with a Sexy Bedroom Snap

    Laverne Cox Reveals New Boyfriend on Social Media

  • Laverne Cox will be the first transgender Barbie — if fans get their way

    What would Laverne Cox look like as a Barbie? Some fans of the transgender activist and 'Orange Is the New Black' actress have started a petition to find out.

  • Laverne Cox ‘Blown Away’ by Mini Céline Dion on ‘America’s Got Talent’

    On “America's Got Talent,” guest judge Laverne Cox used the power of the Golden Buzzer to send 9-year-old singer Celine Tam straight to the live show.

  • Emmys: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Laverne Cox Revisits Sophia’s Brave Pushback Against Solitary Confinement

    In Yahoo TV's "My Scene to Remember" Emmy series, 'Orange Is the New Black' star Laverne Cox takes us inside Sophia's flooded cell.

  • Andrew Garfield Lip-Syncs Whitney Houston’s ‘I’m Every Woman’ and It’s Fabulous

    The actor happened to be an audience member in the London stop of the drag show revue “Werq the World Tour” earlier this week. After the show, Garfield posed for a picture with actress Laverne Cox and RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage. Clearly wowed by Garfield’s talents, Visage gave the actor a shout-out on Instagram, writing, “What a show, what a night! Thank you as always.

  • Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Talks Grammy Mishaps, Throws Shade at Laverne Cox

    Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich stopped by The Late Late Show where he and host James Corden rehashed what happened at the Grammys Sunday night. It all started when Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox forgot one little detail during the band’s introduction — the name of the band.

  • ‘Doubt’: Katherine Heigl Is a Fighter!

    In "Doubt," Katherine Heigl plays Sadie Ellis, a lawyer who we know is a cocky knockout, because she rides a bike to work and then changes into a skirt and heels while chatting with a colleague. At the same time, it’s very clear from the dialogue, pacing, and tone that Doubt would really like to remind you of still another CBS show, "The Good Wife," but, sorry, it’s nowhere in the same league.

  • ‘Doubt’ Preview: EPs on Breaking Lawyer Taboos, Laverne Cox’s Romance, and Working With Katherine Heigl

    Former Grey’s Anatomy showrunners Joan Rater and Tony Phelan have teamed up with Emmy-winning Grey’s alum Katherine Heigl for CBS’s Doubt (Feb. 15, 10 p.m.), a legal drama in which Heigl’s Sadie develops very un-lawyerly feelings for Billy (Steven Pasquale), the pediatric surgeon/accused girlfriend murderer she’s defending. The series, which also stars Dule Hill, Elliott Gould, and Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox, was originally scheduled to premiere last season.

  • Laverne Cox on Grammy Metallica Mishap: ‘It Was on the Teleprompter and I Was in a Moment’

    The actress-activist stopped by Sway in the Morning Tuesday to chat with host Sway Calloway on Eminem’s SiriusXM channel Shade 45, where she cleared up her Metallica mishap and swooned over her Grammy run-in with Beyoncé. On Sunday night during the 2017 Grammy Awards, Cox took the stage to introduce Lady Gaga and Metallica’s blistering performance of “Moth Into Flame,” but she was so “in a moment” that she failed announce the heavy metal group’s name. “I know Metallica, so this is the thing—people think that I do not know Metallica,” she explains.

  • Laverne Cox Gushes Over Meeting Beyoncé at the Grammys

    Laverne Cox of “Orange Is the New Black” stopped by “The Late Show” to tell Stephen Colbert about how Queen Bey’s magic lulled Laverne into a state of tranquility. Laverne went on to talk about Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen whose case is going before the Supreme Court in March.

  • The Grammys Review: Political, Dramatic, Upsetting

    Had they known in advance, the producers of the Grammys could have promoted Sunday night’s broadcast with the slogan: “The Grammys: Come For The Music, Stay For the Drama.” I mean drama on every level. Going into the evening, the awards ceremony was cast as a battle between two women whose fame requires only one name apiece — Beyoncé and Adele — who were going head-to-head in the major categories this year. The lead-up to the final awards — song and album of the year — strongly suggested that if there were any justice, Beyoncé would take the trophies home.