Transgender tipping point: Laverne Cox on the cover of TIME

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This TIME cover story, the first to feature a transgender person, is a very big deal. Not just for trans folks, but for all of us.

As the headline suggests, it's a tipping point in the acceptance of gender diversity, and respect for all human beings.

Also Laverne Cox is awesome and talented and an amazing activist and looks totally fabulous.

Here's a TIME video interview.

If you haven't already watched 'Orange is the New Black,' get on it with Season 1.

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  1. Maybe BB can celebrate the occasion by refusing to give Calpernia Addams a platform after her latest round of transmisogyny.

  2. I spent much of the first season of Orange is the New Black wondering what kind of visual effects wizardry they employed to show her character in those pre-transition flashbacks before I found out she has an identical twin brother.

  3. May as well tip with the tipping point, I'm saying. If Time can do a spread on Laverne Cox like this, it's probably time for BB and other outlets, both mainstream (looking at you HuffPo) and queer (looking at you Bilerico), to Do Better too. It would make a pretty big difference for me personally in how comfortable I am here (not that anyone does or should care).

  4. People are mad about the feature she wrote for Boing Boing, which got a negative response.
    Personally, I'm team Calpernia, and certainly team Cox. So awesome.

    EDIT: Oops, mixed up Calpernia and Andrea's writings on the topic. Andrea James wrote the feature linked above. Calpernia's writing on the same topic is here

  5. Oh, FFS. Wow.

    As someone who's not part of any of those communities...if the idea is to silence anyone who doesn't agree with current prevailing attitude, it's not something that works in the long run. I also scratch my head at the efforts to align several disparate groups under one banner, which strikes me as odd. Particularly the notion of making gay men and feminists allies; I'm sure some people can guess why.

    I just wish I hadn't seen this.

    http://richardandlee.tumblr.com/post/62956503670/lee-pace-as-calpernia-addams-falling-in-love-is-a

    Watch the whole set. Lee Pace is not transgender. Acting. My straight-guy little heart is confused as hell right now.

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