Laverne Cox Is the First Openly Transgender Cosmopolitan Cover Girl
We’re only one month into 2018, but things are already looking bright for Laverne Cox — and for representation in the media in general: The LGBTQ+ activist just made history as the FIRST openly transgender woman to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine!
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I am so honored and proud to cover the February issue of @cosmopolitansa @Regranned from @cosmopolitansa - Say WHAT? #SayYesToLove 🏳️🌈 And this month's issue is filled with it! 💖 In this South Africa exclusive @lavernecox stars as COSMO's first ever openly trans cover girl! Ain't I a woman? Yes you are and we 💞 you. ALSO, #LGBTQI+ allies and activists on Love in 2018 💝 You don't want to miss this one! #COSMOxLaverne #COSMOFebruary #TransIsBeautiful ⭐️ click on the link in my bio to get your copy of this very special issue.
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The Orange Is the New Black actress looks smokin’ hot for Cosmopolitan South Africa’s February issue in a single-shouldered shiny black bodysuit — and she’s not holding back on the sexy cutouts. Her hair is styled in bombshell waves, and her natural beauty shines through a radiant makeup look, complete with super-glowy skin, luscious lashes, and a nude lipgloss. The phrase #SayYesToLove is scrawled across the cover, along with a quote from the 45-year-old, “The truth will set you free.” The SAG Award winner posted a photo of the mag on her Instagram, gushing “I am so honored and proud to cover the February issue of @cosmopolitansa.”
This is not the first major magazine cover for the actress: In 2014, she graced the cover of Time magazine in a stellar skintight dress. Nevertheless, her cover girl status for Cosmopolitan — a magazine that celebrates strong women and everything female — is a *major* step forward in acceptance and redefining what femininity can encompass. Those of us who are stateside might have a bit of trouble snagging this issue at our local drugstore, but you can order a copy via this link.
What do you think of Laverne’s historic Cosmo cover? Let us know @BritandCo!