In Conversation With... Laverne Cox
One of the breakout performers of the hit Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox joins GLAAD National Spokesperson Wilson Cruz to discuss international transgender advocacy and her documentary project Free CeCe, which chronicles the arrest and trial of a trans African-American woman who defended herself against a violent, racist, and transphobic attack.
This screening is eligible for our Rush policy. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening. If the event goes Off Sale, we will sell tickets to the Rush line 10 minutes before the start of the screening.Laverne Cox, the Stephen F. Kolzak Award recipient at the 2014 GLAAD Awards, is an actress, producer and transgender advocate. She is best known for her work in the Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black, where she plays the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American, transgender woman. In 2010 she became the first trans woman of colour to produce and star in her own television show, VH1's TRANSForm Me, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. She continues to be an advocate for transgender representation, appearing on CNN, MSNBC, HLN, VH1, Fox News, Latino, and more to share her message.
With Special Guest: Host: Wilson Cruz
Actor and activist Wilson Cruz currently serves as a full-time GLAAD staff member and national spokesperson. His involvement with LGBT advocacy began in 1995, when he accepted the GLAAD Media Award on behalf of the groundbreaking drama, My So-Called Life. He recently served on the Board of Directors for The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and also worked at The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force as a Field Organizer, advocating in cities around the United States to expand human rights ordinances to include sexual orientation. He has been the Grand Marshal at Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, West Hollywood and San Diego Pride events.