Laverne Cox Becomes The First Trans Cosmo Covergirl

Screen Shot 2018-01-22 at 2.06.54 PM.png

Congrats to Laverne Cox on becoming the first trans woman to be featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa. The actress is known for her role in the Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black" and is gracing the February 2018 "Say Yes To Love" issue.  Holly Meadows, the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan South Africa, talked about purposely featuring Cox on this issue because of Valentine's day.

“Our goal was to play a small part in providing visibility for the LGBTQI+ community, of which Laverne has become a revolutionary icon,” Meadows said. We wanted to disrupt hetero-normative ideas around February and Valentine’s Day and look at love in 2018 – including acceptance of self, others and non-binary relationships.”

Cox also took the great news to her Instagram and shared it with her fans. 

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.

Congrats to Laverne!!