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Latest Time Cover Features Transgendered Actress

The latest issue of Time is a special one. The cover is a photograph of Laverne Cox, the talented — and transgendered — actress who stars in the hit Netflix show Orange is The New Black. Eventually a major magazine featuring a transgendered person on its cover won’t be a big deal, but for now, it is.

“We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say, ‘This is who I am.’ And more trans people are willing to tell their stories,” Cox told Time. “More of us are living visibly and pursuing our dreams visibly, so people can say, ‘Oh yeah, I know someone who is trans.’ When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference.”

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PaleyFest Finally Coming to New York City

For Paley Center members, tomorrow is an historic day. Tickets for the first-ever New York edition of the Paley Center’s ongoing west coast PaleyFest go on sale to card-carrying supporters, two days ahead of tickets being opened up to the general public.

Among the shows to be paneled and celebrated at PaleyFest: Made in NY October 2-6 are Boardwalk Empire, Elementary and Orange is the New Black. From today’s announcement:

“Bringing PaleyFest to New York City after 30 incredibly successful years in LA is a dream realized for the Paley Center,” said Pat Mitchell, president & CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

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