Laverne Cox Is First Trans Person On Time Magazine Cover

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Laverne Cox is the first transgender person to hit the cover of Time magazine, only a month after admirers protested her being omitted from the annual list of 100 Most Influential People.

The actress looks amazing on the front of the upcoming issue of the publication. The story is titled The Transgender Tipping Point. In the magazine, Cox is quizzed about her personal life as well as her fight for transgender rights.

Despite fans voting for her to enter the list of 100 people making impact on the world right now, editors didn’t pick her.

Some readers campaigned even to get her on the list. Time editors had no comment on the matter, but Cox took to her Twitter.com page to share her feelings and gratitude for all the support. She said, “Your love and support means so much more to me than making the list.”

Now that she has her own cover page of the magazine, she took to her Facebook.com page on Thursday, May 29 to thank everyone. She also said how ground-breaking the cover story is.

She wrote, “What a wonderful bday (birthday) present! Yes today is my birthday and I am on the cover of @TIME magazine. I realize this is way bigger than me and about a tipping point in our nation’s history where it is no longer acceptable for trans lives to be stigmatized, ridiculed, criminalized and disregarded.”

“This is for my trans siblings out there and for anyone who has ever been told that who you know yourself to be at your core is not legitimate. You are who you know yourselves to be.”

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