‘Orange is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox lands the June 16, 2015, cover of Entertainment Weekly—the magazine’s first LGBT issue. Laverne channels the Statue of Liberty with a green crown, torch and matching dress. In her interview, Laverne talks about being seen as an icon for the transgender community.
Talking about Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, she talks about how people praised Caitlyn’s looks rather than her courage. “This is why I’m so grateful that I had the luxury of transitioning in private,” the actress says. “Because when you transition in the public eye, the transition becomes the story. I’m always disturbed when I see conversations about trans people that focus on surgery. But I believe Caitlyn will transcend this moment.”