Do you know who Laverne Cox is?
You should know. First transgendered woman to be featured on the cover of Times and the best hairdresser ever in Orange is the New Black.
I don't just kind of like Laverne Cox, I just love her. She is a sexy, beautiful, confident, well spoken icon. She might not be an icon, yet. But, I have no doubt that in a few decades she will be. She is the first main stream transgender talent.
In the first season she was unable to get her medication. And, she had to do some pretty crazy things. This medication mind you is for her body. It was medically necessary. If I remember correctly it was her estrogen pills, the ones that replace her testosterone. They were no longer the right dosage. I could be wrong, I haven't watched it in a while.
Her role on Orange is the New Black does a great job at publicly addressing a lot of the problems that trans people face in prison, in life. You just have to love Laverne Cox. She is a goddess.
Repeat after me.
“It does not effect you.”
You are twenty more times to be young and homeless if you are transgendered. The answer to why the average life expectancy is at 30 should now be answered. Your shitty opinions are going to cause the death of someone you cared very deeply about before that.
Protect transgender people, because no one else is going to. That is why Laverne Cox is important. That is why Chaz Bono is important. These people cannot be marginalized. They are fucking important. Human life is important. I cannot stress that enough.