Laverne Cox stressed on the necessity of trans visibility again

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 10: Actors Laverne Cox and Katherine Heigl speak onstage at the 'Doubt' panel discussion during the CBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Laverne Cox has spoken about the importance of transgender representation in the mainstream media once again. The actress who is trans herself says that the life of a trans person would be much easier if there were people like them represented on screens not only to laugh at, there would be much less transphobia in the world if people saw more trans people on TV and understand that they are real. “Transition narratives are most useful within the community. They are not problematic, but it becomes the only thing people focus on. My life got way more interesting after I transitioned,” the actress said, adding that there are lots of misconceptions about trans people which can be destroyed only by telling the truth. “There’s never an advantage of killing trans people. There’s a lot of misconceptions who trans people are. It’s crucial to have representation on TV to go beyond those tropes, and it’s a crucial part of making policy,” Cox said.


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