LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laverne Cox sees this as a best of times, worst of times moment for transgender people.
The "Orange is the New Black" co-star tells The Associated Press that trans people enjoy a higher profile, but also face rampant discrimination and violence, especially trans women of color.
Cox has no plans to slow down as an activist for her community now that the Netflix series that raised her profile has ended. She said she wants to be the kind of artist who changes the world and "makes it better for people who follow me." — (AP)