Laverne Cox Covers TIME's 'Transgender Tipping Point' Issue

May 29, 2014 2:36 PM

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When TIME released the 2014 TIME 100, their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, it wasn’t just Beyoncé working the underwear as outerwear trend that had the internet buzzing. People were also rightly pissed about the omission of Laverne Cox, the transgender advocate, activist, and superstar actress of Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.

Hashtag activism in one of its least embarrassing incarnations ensued, and it was kind of awkward that TIME failed to respond to the accusations of both racism and transphobia. Particularly since they had admitted themselves that Cox had eclipsed perennially trending douchebag Justin Bieber to claim...

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