Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans TIME Magazine Cover Model

Laverne Cox TimeTIME magazine is making up for their non-inclusion of Laverne Cox – who plays the amazingly resourceful hairstylist Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black – on their 100 Most Influential list with a brand new story entitled “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.”

After an outpouring of fans wondered why the transgendered advocate was missing from the issue (#whereislavernecox), the magazine has given the actress her very own cover. While Cox told her followers that they “made this happen,” a spokesperson for Time says the story had been planned “months” before the controversy.  Continue reading “Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans TIME Magazine Cover Model”

Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel Is Transitioning

Tom Gabel, lead singer for the rock band Against Me! has revealed his struggle with gender dysmorphia in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.

Soon he will go by the name Laura Jane Grace, begin taking hormones, and have his body hair removed. He will remain married to his wife Heather.

Gabel tells the magazine, “For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news, but she’s been super amazing and understanding.”

“I’m going to have embarrassing moments, and that won’t be fun. But that’s part of what talking to you is about – is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind.”  Continue reading “Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel Is Transitioning”