Laverne Cox could make history on Sunday as the first transgender actress to win the coveted Emmy Award.
Cox is inspired that her role as Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black fills a void on television, but argues that transgender women and men still lag behind in recognition for their on-screen talent, ABC News reports.
While FX’s Pose has gained traction and made history as the first scripted television series on a major network to showcase a cast primarily made up of Black and brown queer people—specifically transgender women, Cox said there’s still much work to do.
“Most of the ways that trans people were talked about on television or when we would go on talk shows, the questions would be very invasive and objectifying and dehumanizing, in my opinion, and sensationalized,” she told E! News.
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