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Laverne Cox makes history as the first trans woman on the cover of Cosmo

Laverne Cox makes history as the first trans woman on the cover of Cosmo
From Mashable - January 22, 2018

Actress and producer Laverne Cox just made history as the first ever trans covergirl for Cosmo.

Set to appear on Cosmopolitan South Africa's February 2018 cover, the Orange Is the New Black star offered up an inspiring message to the magazine's readers for the issue.

"Trans women deserve to be loved out in the open and in the light," she said in a pre-issue interview posted to Twitter. "Let go of fear and live a fun, fearless life. If I can do it, you can do it.

"As a black transgender woman, I have often been kept a secret by the men I have dated," Cox said, when asked about romance. "So, when my ex-boyfriend introduced me to his dad, and invited me to spend Hanukkah with him and his family, it was the most special thing ever."

Cox is the face of the mag's #SayYesToLove issue, which "explores the need for increasing visibility with regards to various forms of gender identity and sexuality," according to the publisher.

The issue features 17 LGBTQI+ advocates including YouTube vlogger Glow Mamiii, and musicians Desire Marea and Fela Gucci.

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