Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman to ever grace the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
‘SAY YES TO LOVE’
“Trans women deserve to be loved out in the open and in the light,” Cox wrote in a letter for the issue.
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.