Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman to ever grace the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
‘SAY YES TO LOVE’
The actress, best known for her role in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” is featured on the February 2018 “Say Yes to Love” edition of Cosmopolitan South Africa.
“Trans women deserve to be loved out in the open and in the light,” Cox wrote in a letter for the issue.
VISIBILITY FOR LGBTQI COMMUNITY
Holly Meadows, the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan South Africa called Laverne “the world’s most vocal trans poster girl” and celebrated her role as an actress and activist.
“Our goal was to play a small part in providing visibility for the LGBTQI+ community, of which Laverne has become a revolutionary icon,” Meadows said.
DISRUPTING HETERO-NORMATIVE IDEAS
“We wanted to disrupt hetero-normative ideas around February and Valentine’s Day and look at love in 2018 – including acceptance of self, others and non-binary relationships,” Meadows said.
No word yet on when Cox will grace the U.S. edition.