MTV and Logo TV will simultaneously premiere documentary “Laverne Cox: The T Word” to coincide with LGBT Spirit Day in October, the networks announced on Thursday.
Hosted by Cox, one of the stars of Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” the one-hour documentary will take viewers inside the lives of seven transgender youth. Ranging in age from 12 to 24, each subject will share their determination to live their lives authentically. The documentary explores the intersection of transgender identities and race through each individual’s journey as they overcome challenges such as coming out, bullying, and anti-transgender violence.
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“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender, it also means truth,” said Cox in a statement. “The castmembers 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.”
Immediately following the doc’s premiere, Logo TV and MTV.com will go live for an hour long “Trans Forum,” where Cox and SuChin Pak will be joined by the cast of the documentary to discuss transgender issues as well as answer questions from the audience and via social media.
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“Laverne Cox: The T Word” will air on MTV and Logo on Friday, Oct 17 at 7 p.m. E.T.