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Laverne Cox Responds Following Katie Couric Interview Controversy

Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox has responded to the outpouring of support she's received following her interview with Katie Couric alongside fellow trans-celeb Carmen Carrera. 

The interview had been met with controversy based on what many deemed to be Couric's invasive line of questioning, particularly with regards to the ladies' anatomy and transition, but both Cox and Carrera received kudos for expertly and elegantly handling the questions and shedding necessary light on their experience as transgender women. 

Cox writes on her personal blog:

I am so deeply moved by the dialogues that are happening around my appearance with Carmen Carrera on “The Katie Show” on Monday.  It is my dream that by highlighting the deep humanity of trans people’s lives in the media, elevating actual trans voices to speak the truth of our lived experiences in ways that don’t sensationalize and objectify us, those human voices and stories can be a part of the disruption needed to end the disproportionate injustices that threaten so many trans people’s lives, particularly the lives of trans women of color.   It is a state of emergency for far too many trans people across this country.  The stories of women like Islan Nettles and CeCe McDonald are far too commonplace in our community.  I look forward to engaging in more dialogues about the complicated intersectional issues around these injustices and ways to make them a thing of the past.  I am so grateful to Katie Couric and her show for the opportunity to highlight these important issues.  #JusticeForIslanNettles  #FreeCeCe #katiecouric #carmencarrera #transgender #girlslikeus #twoc #oitnb

​Laverne is a class act! 

What do you think of her message, Instincters?





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