MTV and Logo will premiere Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, a documentary following seven transgender youths and the issues they face.
On October 17, MTV and Logo will simultaneously premiere “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” a documentary produced by “Orange Is the New Black” cast member Laverne Cox. The hour-long documentary follows the lives of seven transgender youths. They hail from New York, New Orleans and Baltimore and range in age from 12 to 24 years old, but they share common obstacles and joys.
Cox, an activist for transgender issues as well as an actress, also acts as host for the documentary, walking viewers through the difficulties of coming out, how race plays into the equation, bullying, violence and familial and social support.
Viewers will meet Kye, a Brooklyn man who was the first transgender Division I basketball player ever, as well as college freshman Ari, an 18-year-old man taking his first steps into campus life. Zoey, a 12-year-old navigating life at her new school in California after school administrators refused to acknowledge her as a girl, is also featured, among other true life stories.
After the documentary’s premiere, Logo and MTV.com will host an hour-long “Trans Forum,” hosted by Cox and SuChin Pak. Alongside the subjects of the documentary, Cox will field questions from audience members and those tuning in via social media.
The documentary was produced as part of MTV’s Look Different campaign, a multi-year initiative to identify and fight biases, whether they be based in gender, sexual orientation or race.
“Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” will air on October 17 and 7 p.m. ET.
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I can not express how truly amazing yesterday was. When organizing this rally we never guessed that it would be as successful as it was. Our biggest fear was that when we opened up the mic to people, no one would speak. But instead, an unbelievable amount of students, staff and alumni came forward with their own stories. We heard over and over again yesterday “this is the first time i’m telling anyone this,” even “this is the first time i’m admitting to myself I was assaulted.” To me, the most important thing that came out of yesterday is that we have started a discussion. People who had been so scared about speaking of their experiences, were saying them into a microphone in front of around 300 strangers, and news stations. Yesterday, many learned that they were not alone. And that what happened to them was not their fault. Please don’t let what happened yesterday stop there. Engage with administration about policy change. Discuss ways to change our campus climate surrounding sexual assault and harassment. And know, that we can change the normalization of these crimes.
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Anonymous said: what did sam pepper do
he’s posted various videos of him ‘pranking’ women in public but really he just uses the fact that he films it as a way to sexually harass women he’s handcuffed himself to complete strangers and said he won’t unhandcuff himself til they gave him a kiss. he’s also made videos pinching women’s butts in public and another refusing to leave women alone unless they make out w him.
tldr he uses his pranks as a way to sexually assault women on the streets
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