Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" For Your Consideration Screening And Q&A
Laverne Cox attends Netflix's Orange Is The New Black screening and Q&A at the Directors Guild Of America on May 20, 2015 in Los Angeles. Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic/Getty Images

Laverne Cox's Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Will Be the First Transgender Figure in the Museum's History

Jun 08, 2015

Madame Tussauds San Francisco announced Monday that it will debut a wax figure of Laverne Cox, star of Orange Is the New Black and a transgender rights activist, on June 26 during Pride Weekend festivities in the Bay Area. It is the first-ever transgender figure in the museum's history.

June 2015 is already shaping up to be a banner Pride Month for the transgender community since a Vanity Fair cover introduced Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) on June 1.

Read next: "The Transgender Tipping Point," TIME's June 09, 2014, cover story featuring Laverne Cox

Gay Pride in the 1950s: The Photo Booth as a Safe Space

J. J. Belanger cheek-to-cheek with a man in a photo booth. "PGE exhibition, Hastings Park." Vancouver, Circa 1953.
J. J. Belanger cheek-to-cheek with a man in a photo booth. "PGE exhibition, Hastings Park." Vancouver, Circa 1953.J. J. Belanger—ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries
J. J. Belanger cheek-to-cheek with a man in a photo booth. "PGE exhibition, Hastings Park." Vancouver, Circa 1953.
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J. J. Belanger cheek-to-cheek with a man in a photo booth. "PGE exhibition, Hastings Park." Vancouver, Circa 1953.
J. J. Belanger—ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at th
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