Sunday Times

Trans role applauded


In 2014 Laverne Cox made history when she became the first transgende­r person ever to be nominated for an Emmy Award, for her role as hairdresse­r Sophia Burset in the TV series Orange Is the New Black. Her character is a transgende­r woman imprisoned for credit card fraud committed to fund her gender reassignme­nt surgery.

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Picture: Dominick D/Wikipedia

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