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Laverne Cox Responds To Katie Couric Controversy, Says She’s Grateful

Laverne CoxI am so deeply moved by the dialogues that are happening around my appearance with Carmen Carrera on The Katie Show on Monday. It is my dream that by highlighting the deep humanity of trans people’s lives in the media, elevating actual trans voices to speak the truth of our lived experiences in ways that don’t sensationalize and objectify us, those human voices and stories can be a part of the disruption needed to end the disproportionate injustices that threaten so many trans people’s lives, particularly the lives of trans women of color. It is a state of emergency for far too many trans people across this country. The stories of women like Islan Nettles and CeCe McDonald are far too commonplace in our community. I look forward to engaging in more dialogues about the complicated intersectional issues around these injustices and ways to make them a thing of the past. I am so grateful to Katie Couric and her show for the opportunity to highlight these important issues.”

 

Actress Laverne Cox in a blog post about the support she received following her appearance with Carmen Carrera on Katie Couric’s talk show when they were asked what many considered invasive personal questions