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Laverne Cox Featured In John Legend's Moving 'You And I': VIDEO

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Though she has an Emmy nomination and a Time cover under her belt, there is no sign that Laverne Cox is slowing down. These days the actress/activist is everywhere, including the music video for John Legend's eye-watering and treacly single "You and I (Nobody in the World)."

The music video features women of many shapes, ages, sizes, and backgrounds staring into the camera while going about their daily routines. In the accompanying song, John Legend sings words of unconditional love. Taken together it's a bit of a tear-jerker, so if you're not in the mood to get a little misty, don't say we didn't warn you!

Keep your eyes peeled not just for Cox, but also for other recognizable faces in cameos — comedian Tig Notaro and Tatyana Ali of Fresh Prince fame make appearances.

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[YouTube Screencap via Idolator]

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Laverne Cox Talks About the Backlash She Received After Appearing on TIME Magazine: VIDEO

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Laverne Cox’s cover on the June edition of TIME Magazine solidified the actress-cum-activist’s position as one of the country’s leading voices in the fight for trans rights. While TIME’s exposure strengthened Cox’s ability to amplify her message, the increased attention hasn’t been entirely positive for the Orange Is The New Black star.

“I’ve felt it since the cover of TIME Magazine, like all of a sudden like my Twitter feed and my Instagram there’s all this negativity.” She told BET. “I was getting Google Alerts about me [somehow being in league] with Satan.”

Fame monster notwithstanding, Cox’s star is on the rise. In addition to being nominated for an outstanding guest actress Emmy this morning, she’s producing Free CeCe!, a documentary chronicling the life of Cece McDonald, a transwoman sentenced to 41 months in prison after surviving her own bashing.

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'Orange Is the New Black' Stars Laverne Cox and Selenis Leyva On Season Two, Becoming Advocates

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Whether you gobbled up all the new episodes of Orange Is the New Black in one glorious binge session or you're rationing them out throughout your summer, you're in for a treat. The latest batch of episodes, streaming now on Netflix, have all of the heart, humor and depth of season one, but spread more widely among the show's stellar ensemble cast.

The second season shines a brighter spotlight on many faces that may have seemed background during the show's first 13 episodes. Season two dives deeper into characters like Poussey (Samira Wiley), Morello (Yael Stone) and Gloria (Selenis Leyva). Not only is Orange Is the New Black telling more of these complex stories, but it's showcasing even more diverse actresses in terms of sexuality, race and age.

Outside the show, these actresses are making a huge impact, as well. Laverne Cox, who portrays trangender inmate Sophia Burset, has become a vocal advocate for issues affecting the trans community. She's made apearances on Katie Couric's daytime talk show (twice), served as Grand Marshal of NYC Pride March and even stood proudly on the cover Time Magazine.

We sat down with Cox and Leyva to discuss their experience working on the show and their increasing profiles. See what they had to say, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Wingnut Linda Harvey Thinks Satan is Behind Laverne Cox and ‘Diabolical’ Trans Rights: AUDIO

Linda harveyOn yesterday’s radio program, Mission America’s anti-gay wingnut Linda Harvey expressed her extreme displeasure with Laverne Cox’s appearance on the June 9th issue of TIME and called trans rights “spiritual deception on a wide scale.”

Said Harvey:

“I think America is quickly moving into chaotic territory where we are blessing and approving behaviors that so completely defy reality and the will of God that the consequences will be devastating, especially to kids. If Satan were to devise a strategy to confuse and undermine the moral base of America, he could not have chosen a better vehicle than pushing gender confusion, which is just the latest offshoot of the homosexual movement...

Listen to Harvey's full rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Right Wing Watch

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Laverne Cox Sits Down with Wendy Williams: VIDEO

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Laverne Cox sat down with Wendy Williams yesterday.

Topics on discussion were shoes, Orange is the New Black, her former job at Lucky Cheng's in New York City, her TIME magazine cover, the evolution of realizing she is transgender, her twin brother, her inspirations, and deserving to be loved.

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Stephen Colbert Worried About the New Gender Reassignment Medicare Rules: VIDEO

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"I know I'm cis hetero Nazi scum. I accept your judgment," says Stephen Colbert in a new segment about recent groundbreaking changes to Medicare which now cover gender reassignment surgeries.

Colbert worries that because of the new rules, he'll now have to accept ugly people:

"The idea of nana and pepaw playing Mr. Potato Head downtown is that it violates the tacit agreement we have reached with the transgender community. I agree to be totally cool with it — which I clearly am, which TIME magazine clearly is, which all the people lobbying for [Carmen Carrera] to be a Victoria's Secret clearly are — as long as you are hot. But now you want me to accept unattractive transgender people? Where does it end? Will I have to accept unattractive non-transgender people? What am I made of? Humanity?"

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