When Did Laverne Cox Come Out As A Woman?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 28 March 2016

Ever since her character, Sophia, in Orange is the New Black, Actress Laverne Cox has become the face of the transgender movement in America, and a powerful advocate for transgender women. She was the first among the transgender community to appear on the cover of Time magazine in May 2014, though the world had already been introduced to her in 2013 through her character in the Netflix dramady. Laverne Cox first came out as gay in college at Indiana University, but in an interview when asked about whether she had undergone any surgical alterations, she rejected the question stating that it was invasive. Campaign against gender policing Cox has been against ‘gender policing’ every since she came to the limelight, arguing that it hurts everyone, especially the men who go out with transgender women. Many of the men who feel attracted to transgender women are usually stigmatised more than trans…

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11 Best Quotes For The LGBT Community

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 14 Mar 2016

Quoting the US President Barack Obama when he officially made June the National LGBT Pride Month in the US: “All people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from fear and violence, and protected against discrimination, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.” There is a need to…

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FTM Haircuts: 4 Styles To Suit Your Face Shape

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 13 Mar 2016

If you’re beginning the process of transitioning, getting the right haircut will go a long way to helping you create a more masculine appearance. It’s not just a matter of cutting your hair short. You also need to find a style that’s masculine and appropriate for the shape of your…

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5 Inspiring Transgender Athletes

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Mar 2016

It has been common practice to segregate athletes on the basis of gender for fairness in competitions, but it gets a little tricky when it comes to distinguishing athletes whose physiological traits, which would clearly distinguish them as either male or female, do not match their gender identity. The umbrella…

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Ways To Show Acceptance For Your Transgender Friends

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Feb 2016

Coming out as trans, and transitioning, can be a joyful and liberating experience for many. Unfortunately, depending on culture, family, and society, coming out can also be extremely difficult and anxiety-inducing. During this time, you can make a huge, positive impact on your friend’s life by simply being supportive and…

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Three Best Transgender Movie Roles

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 10 Feb 2016

Film and television has a spotty history with telling trans stories. Too often in the entertainment world, trans issues have been treated with ignorance and disrespect. Fortunately, there are some filmmakers and performers who tell trans stories that are authentic and respectful. Though there is still a ways to go…

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