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Ronan Farrow Talks with TIME Editor About Laverne Cox, the 'Trans Tipping Point': VIDEO


Ronan Farrow, who in recent weeks has covered the ban on transgender military service and efforts to repeal Maryland's transgender rights law, sat down with TIME editor Nancy Gibbs and GLAAD's Tiq Milan to talk about TIME's new issue which features Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox on the cover.

Said Milan:

"For 92% of Americans, everything that they know about transgender people is from the media, so having Laverne Cox out there and Janet Mock out there is so important. But also, social media has been huge with galvanizing the community. There are so many trans people, thousands of trans people, who don't have access to physical community, but they create these communities online…and they're supporting each other and they're sharing information and they're organizing."


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  1. Unfortunately, this tipping point could tip more Americans against gay acceptance. Gibbs from TIME gives a few paltry examples of Trans exposure-- Barney's models? Things may be changing fast, but only as fast as Farrow and Milan are talking in this clip. More fuel for our conservative foes--and sexually overwhelmed American voters.

    Posted by: Gary Bebout | May 30, 2014 1:18:59 PM

  2. can we just give the trannies what ever it they want so they will just shut the hell up and go away.

    Posted by: Homo Genius | May 30, 2014 1:39:20 PM

  3. it's 2014 - there are no excuses to not understand who our trans brothers and sisters are, the very real struggles they face, and the very real hatred that is directed at them on a regular basis.


    you have internet access. youtube has countless videos from transpeople talking and personalizing their stories, their journeys, their struggles, their triumphs.

    you can educate yourself if you have the integrity to grow as a person. anti-trans gay men deserve every ounce of hatred and discrimination they're destined to receive in life.

    more and more young people are coming out as trans, and amazingly - youth GETS it. they understand their trans peers.

    better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone....cuz the times....

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2014 1:51:56 PM

  4. Kiwi: "It's 2014?" Using years as validation for anything is meaningless. Championing unpopular causes just to be contrary is self centered. Cloaking it under compassion is so smug. You are a liberal anachronism personified. Bob Dylan quotes??

    Posted by: Gary Bebout | May 30, 2014 2:15:07 PM

  5. gary - i get that you have an obsession with me. i'm used to it. i've long been a target for insecure gay cowards who couldn't get f**ked if they fell @ss-first onto a cock factory. It's nothing new.

    i will now get back to doing what your family has always done - ignore you.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 30, 2014 2:28:39 PM

  6. Gary/Homo Genius (let's be honest, you're the same person, AKA Rick): I'm sorry you hate LGBT people. I'm not sure why you keep posting on this site.

    Posted by: Tyler | May 30, 2014 2:31:36 PM

  7. It's the tired cliche liberal you portray. You're getting lazy with the insults. You've used the cock factory.. Kisses to your amazing Mommy. She certainly brainwashed you well. My family loves me.

    Posted by: Gary Bebout | May 30, 2014 2:40:40 PM

  8. Anyone named Tyler has to be clueless. I have no idea who this Rick character is. Maybe you can keep muttering his name from a padded cell.

    Posted by: Gary Bebout | May 30, 2014 2:41:51 PM

  9. Have you ever seen me Kiwi? Why do I still get openly cruised on the street? Sincerely I know you are well meaning, and have a heart. So no more fighting with you. I'm too good at it, and if we ever met we'd get beyond this very quickly. Have a nice weekend.

    Posted by: Gary Bebout | May 30, 2014 2:57:08 PM

  10. I actually met Lavene Cox in 2012. It was brief but very memorable.

    What I recall most of all is how we met on a very hot day in the summer. As she gets to within maybe 3 feet of my group, we catch a whiff of her body. The first thing that comes to mind is: man smell. She smells like a dude who just came off the basketball court. Lol! So we are looking at this person all dolled up in a dress and with lots of makeup on her face but she smells like LeBron. I guess $ can only do so much.

    Posted by: Benicio | May 30, 2014 3:10:56 PM

  11. For the record, I smell like empanadas and catholic guilt.

    Posted by: Benicio | May 30, 2014 3:16:19 PM

  12. @BENICIO, priceless!!

    Posted by: 2AMOR | May 30, 2014 6:09:33 PM

  13. @ Benicio . . . If only you could have been memorable to Laverne.

    Posted by: Anony6 | May 30, 2014 8:57:50 PM

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