First Transgender Person Nominated For Emmy

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•28 Jul 11, 2014

Nominated in the “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” category for her role on the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, Laverne Cox is the first transgender individual ever to be considered for an Emmy, a distinction that comes on the heels of her appearance on the cover of Time magazine, another milestone for a transgender person. What do you think?

  • “This seems like a pretty low-pressure opportunity to prove how open-minded I am by saying ‘Congratulations!’”

    Doug Means –
    Data Crammer

  • “Yet another rollercoaster of excitement that comes with ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series’ nominations.”

    Tad Kellogg –
    Zodiac Killer

  • “This sure makes the Golden Globes look like a bunch of transphobic bigots.”

    Victoria Trimble –
    Unlicensed Pilot