Watch: Transgender Youth Tell Their Story in ‘Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word’
Last Friday, MTV and LOGO aired The T Word, an eye-opening documentary on the lives of trans youth presented by Orange Is the New Black star and trans activist Laverne Cox. If you missed it, watch above.
The feature follows seven brave individuals, ranging in age from 12-24, and explored the intersections of transgender identity and race.
“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender, it also means truth,” Laverne said in a statement. “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.”
Additionally, MTV’s Look Different campaign has launched a trans resource hub on LookDifferent.org, where “young people can learn more about being transgender, get tips on how to be an ally to the transgender community, get help, and share their personal stories about living authentically using #livemytruth.”
The campaign seeks to help young people challenge hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT biases.
Filmed in New York City, New Orleans, Baltimore and Los Angeles, The T Word was produced by Gigantic! Productions and Ish Entertainment.
Laverne served as executive producer along with Betsy Forhan, Michael Hirschorn, Eric Miclette, and Cheryl Horner Sirulnick.