After becoming one of the breakout stars from Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox has made history.
Cox has become the first transgender person to land the cover of Time magazine. In the groundbreaking new issue, the actress and trans advocate candidly opens up about her brave journey and her fight for transgender rights.
"There's not just one trans story," Cox, who was born physically male, tells the mag. "There's not just one trans experience. And I think what [people] need to understand is that not everybody who is born feels that their gender identity is in alignment with what they're assigned at birth, based on their genitalia. If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don't deserve to be victims of violence...That's what people need to understand, that it's okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself."