Laverne Cox Admits She Felt "Terrified" to Accept Transgender Identity

July 11, 2014 5:33 PM

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Laverne Cox Admits She Felt "Terrified" to Accept Transgender Identity

On Thursday, Laverne Cox made history when she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award—but it's safe to say the actress' path to stardom has been anything but smooth sailing.

"There was all this fear that I would end up gay or whatever, and there was a lot of homophobia in my hometown. Surprise, surprise," the Orange Is the New Black star reveals in a new interview with The Advocate, in which she opens up about her upbringing in Mobile, Ala. before she moved to New York ...

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