First Look: “Laverne Cox Presents The T Word” Spotlights Trans Youth

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On October 17, Logo and MTV join forces for a powerful one-hour documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, airing simultaneously on both networks.

Part of MTV’s Look Different campaign—aimed at fighting racial, gender and LGBT bias—The T Word explores the intersection of race and gender identity through the journey of seven young trans people from around the country:

“The cast members in this documentary are fearlessly living their truths and in sharing their stories,”  says Emmy nominated actress and trans activist Laverne Cox, who produces and co-stars in the documentary. “[And] will send the message to other trans youth that it’s okay to be who you are.”

Immediately following The T Word‘s premiere, Laverne and the T Word cast will appear in a one-hour Trans Forum with MTV News’ SuChin Pak live, airing on Logo TV and streaming on

Below, check out a first look at Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word airing Friday, October 17, at 7 pm ET on Logo and MTV.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.