The Leaders of A Movement! Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) & Other Trans Stars Grace The Cover of Candy Magazine!

If you do not know by now, “Orange Is The New Black,” and one of the stars of this infamous series, Laverne Cox, is the leader of a movement. Yes, you heard right, a movement. The latest frontier in civil rights seems to be a transgender one.

After decades of living in shame, more and more people who have crossed genders are becoming vocal about their experiences and demand for equal rights. At the forefront of this aforementioned movement seems to be Laverne Cox. Never before has a trans woman received so much positive notoriety for her work. Now, more than determined than ever to level the playing field for those like her she and a few other trans stars are gracing the cover of Candy Magazine!

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Candy Magazine is known for its transsexual style, catering to the likes, tastes, and interests of transgender people everywhere. The editor of the magazine, Luis Venegas, launched Candy in 2009 as the ‘first transveral style magazine’ aptly naming it after Andy Warhol superstar, Candy Darling.’I’m very happy and deeply grateful that Candy has such a loyal and enthusiastic audience. I think probably that has happened not just because of the subjects featured in the magazine, but also because it has such a glamorous, celebratory, and joyful tone,’ Venegas told Style.com in a recent article.

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Candy Darlings: The Full cover features Laverne Cox, Carmen Carrera, Janet Mock, Geena Rocero, Isis King, Gisele Alicea, Leyna Ramous, Dina Marie, Nina Poon, Juliana Huxtable, Niki M’Nray, Pêche Di, Yasmine Petty and Carmen Xtravaganza

Laverne Cox joined with Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera and Geena Rocero for a stunning cover shoot. The cover was fold out with them appearing on the part the viewers would immediately see. Underneath them is captioned, “The Role Models,” acknowledging their accomplishments  as openly trans women and leaders.  In a world where being different can be dangerous, that has to be some admiration for these ladies’ courage. The fight for the equality of all people must continue. Remember, “…injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere…!”

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