“Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word” First Look

MTV’s Look Different campaign aims to fight racial, gender and LGBT bias. As part of that campaign, MTV and parent company Logo have joined forces for a new documentary exploring transgender issues called Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word

The T Word shines a light on the personal journeys of seven young trans people from around the country and will air simultaneously on both Logo and MTV on October 17.

Says producer and co-star Laverne Cox, “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.”

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 MTV.com.

Check out a first look trailer for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word below. The show airs Friday, October 17, at 7 pm ET on Logo and MTV.