Transgender Actress Laverne Cox Covers ‘Time’ Magazine

A month after angry fans responded to Laverne Cox not being included in Time’s list of this year’s most influential people, the prestigious mag took a leap of faith and gave the transgender actress a cover and spread in June’s issue.

The Orange is the New Black star is the first transgender woman to have a cover story, marking a tipping point of a new revolution for the LGBT community. In the spread, the hair-styling convict talks about getting teased as a child for being feminine and becoming a public face for the transgender movement. Watch the behind-the-scenes video from the shoot on the next page.

Photo Credit(s): Time Magazine