An Evening with Laverne Cox
Saturday, October 18, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Laverne Cox will join us during Meliora Weekend at the University of Rochester for An Evening with Laverne Cox. Tickets and further information can be found here.
Laverne Cox is an Emmy nominated actress and TV producer who stars as an incarcerated trans woman on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Through this role she has reached a huge audience and uses her success to broaden the reach of her advocacy for LGBTQ communities.
“Laverne is the first trans woman of color to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s TRANSForm Me, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Laverne is also the first trans woman of color to appear on an American reality television program, VH1’s I Wanna Work for Diddy, for which she accepted the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Reality Program. Laverne was named one of Out magazine’s “Out 100,” one of the country’s top 50 trans icons by The Huffington Post, and one of Metro Source magazine’s “55 People We Love.” Laverne’s critical writings have appeared in The Advocate and The Huffington Post. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, Laverne holds a degree in Fine Arts.” -Excerpted from her full biography, read the rest here.