Native Mobilian on Cover of TIME

Native Mobilian on Cover of TIME

Posted: Updated:
MOBILE, Alabama -  
A native Mobilian has landed on the cover of TIME Magazine.  Her name is Laverne Cox, and "she" used to be a "he".
   
The cover of TIME reads, "THE TRANSGENDER POINT..America's next civil rights frontier".
 
In the June 8, 2014 issue, Cox talks about challenges she faced growing up.  Something she also addressed recently while being honored by GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation in Los Angeles.  "Somedays I wake up and I'm that 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, year old kid in Mobile, Alabama who was bullied.  Somedays I wake up and I'm that kid who's being chased home from school practically everyday by groups of kids who wanted to beat me up because I did not act the way that people assigned male at birth was supposed to act", said Cox in her keynote address.

In the Netflix Drama, "Orange is the New Black", Cox plays the role of a trans woman in prison for stealing credit cards to help pay for her gender changing surgery.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:36:02 GMT
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
  • Details Emerge in Death of 5-Year-Old Girl

    Details Emerge in Death of 5-Year-Old Girl

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:13:32 GMT
    The man suspected in the death of a little five-year-old girl in Gulfport went before a judge Friday.
    The man suspected in the death of a little five-year-old girl in Gulfport went before a judge Friday.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina was the most deadly US hurricane in modern history. It took hundreds of lives and produced record storm surge along the central Gulf Coast.
    Hurricane Katrina was the most deadly US hurricane in modern history. It took hundreds of lives and produced record storm surge along the central Gulf Coast.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.