Look for Laverne Cox, star of Netflix series "Orange is the New Black," on the cover of the June 9 issue of Time Magazine.
Today is Laverne's birthday, so what a present this must be!
The article discusses the increased visibility and awareness of transgender people.
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.
You can read the Q&A at Time.com.
Check out a short "behind the scenes" video with Cox from Time Magazine below: