Laverne Cox is getting the word out about transgender youth in a brand new one-hour documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word!
The 30-year-old Orange is the New Black actress has executive produced the special that will look at seven transgender youth from across the country and their determination to lead their lives as the people they are meant to be.
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“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender, it also means truth,” Laverne said in a statement (via Variety). “The cast members in this documentary are fearlessly living their truths and in sharing their stories will send the message to other trans youth that it’s okay to be who you are.”
Following the documentary, Logo and MTV.com will host an hour-long Trans Forum where Laverne and MTV news correspondent SuChin Pak will further discuss transgender issues and answer questions from audience members and from those on social media.
Make sure to tune into MTV and Logo on Friday (October 17) to watch the special!