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04/19/2007


Laverne Cox 'Deeply Moved' by Reaction to Her Katie Couric Appearance

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox, whose interview with Katie Couric this week made headlines after Cox steered Couric away from a discussion of "private parts" toward one about identity, discrimination, and anti-violence, expressed gratitude on her Tumblr today for being able to elevate the conversation:

CoxI am so deeply moved by the dialogues that are happening around my appearance with Carmen Carrera on “The Katie Show” on Monday.  It is my dream that by highlighting the deep humanity of trans people’s lives in the media, elevating actual trans voices to speak the truth of our lived experiences in ways that don’t sensationalize and objectify us, those human voices and stories can be a part of the disruption needed to end the disproportionate injustices that threaten so many trans people’s lives, particularly the lives of trans women of color.   It is a state of emergency for far too many trans people across this country.  The stories of women like Islan Nettles and CeCe McDonald are far too commonplace in our community.  I look forward to engaging in more dialogues about the complicated intersectional issues around these injustices and ways to make them a thing of the past.  I am so grateful to Katie Couric and her show for the opportunity to highlight these important issues.

Watch the interview HERE if you missed it.

And if you missed the interview we did with Cox back in August, check it out HERE.


Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera Enlighten Katie Couric on Gender Identity: VIDEO

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Trans model Carmen Carrera and Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox appeared on Katie today and offered Katie Couric some guidance on gender identity, advising Couric to steer away from a fixation on "private parts" to that of identity and humanity.

Carrera pointed out that in interviews with trans people, interviews "always focus on either the transition or the genitalia" and "there's more to trans people than just that."

Cox joined the interview later and pointed out the disproportionate discrimination and violence that trans people face, adding "by focusing on bodies we don’t focus on the lived realities of that oppression and that discrimination."

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Robert De Niro Breaks Down During Katie Couric 'Silver Linings Playbook' Interview: VIDEO

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Robert DeNiro, asked about his Silver Linings Playbook role as a father whose son (Bradley Cooper) struggles with bipolar disorder, was overcome with emotion describing how he empathized with director David O Russell's personal experience with the same issues.

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Katie Couric's Manti Te'o Interview, Auto-tuned: VIDEO

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Why, why, Manti?

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Manti Te'o Tells Katie Couric He's Not Gay: 'Far from It' - VIDEO

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In an interview that aired today, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o told Katie Couric that he's not gay when she asked him if he made up the dead girlfriend story to hide his sexual orientation.

COURIC:"One of the theories, many theories, Manti, making the rounds, is somehwo you created this whole scenario to cover up your sexual orientation. Are you gay?"

TE'O: No. (Laughs) Far from from it. Faaaaar from that."

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Do you believe him?

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Manti Te'o Tells Katie Couric He Lied, Briefly: VIDEO

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In the first clip released from his forthcoming interview with Katie Couric, Notre Dame quarterback Manti Te'o admits to lying briefly after discovering that he had been hoaxed.

"Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12. Now I get a phone call on Dec. 6, saying that she's alive and then I'm going be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?"

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Do you believe Te'o?

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