QPENN 2014 Keynote: Laverne Cox!
at 7pm in Meyerson Auditorium
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Laverne Cox is an actress, writer, producer, and transgender advocate. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. She has also been named the keynote speaker at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 26th Annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.
She is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s critically acclaimed TRANSForm Me. TRANSform Me was nominated for a GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2011 and was the first television show to star three transgender women. Cox made television history when she became the first African-American trans woman to appear on a reality television program, VH1’s I Wanna Work for Diddy in 2008. She accepted the GLAAD media award for Outstanding Reality Program for I Want to Work for Diddy in 2009.
Cox was the recipient of the Anti-Violence Project's 2013 Courage Award. As a transgender advocate Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media.
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