Native Mobilian on Cover of TIME

Native Mobilian on Cover of TIME

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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.
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