1. The one hour documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, will premiere on October 17th on both Logo and MTV.
2. The TV special will follow the lives of several young trans teens from “the moment of realization…
4. … and the often dangerous obstacles they face on the path to self-discovery.”
5. The documentary will profile:
Ari, an 18-year-old man from Manhattan, who graduated from high school and is starting college.
Avery, a 20-year-old woman from Queens, New York, who shares her experiences dating.
Daniella, a 20-year-old woman from the Bronx, New York, who speaks out against anti-transgender violence.
Kye, a 24-year-old man in Brooklyn, New York, who became the first Division One transgender basketball player.
L’lerret, a 20-year-old woman attending college in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is an active member of BreakOUT!, a group fighting criminalization of transgender youth.
Shane, a 22-year-old man from Baltimore, Maryland and a college student living with his girlfriend.
Zoey, a 12-year-old girl from California, who is supported by her mother and transferred out of her last school when the school administrators refused to acknowledge her as a girl.