John M. Becker

Laverne Cox Educates Gayle King on Gender Identity

Filed By John M. Becker | August 05, 2014 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: CBS, Gayle King, gender assignment, gender identity, language matters, Laverne Cox, pre-transition, words matter

"I was assigned male at birth, is the way I like to put it, because I think we're born who we are and the gender thing is something someone imposes on you. And so I was assigned male at birth, but I always felt like I was a girl."

-- Emmy-nominated actress, history-maker, and transgender possibility model Laverne Cox, gently correcting CBS This Morning host Gayle King for stating during an interview that Cox was "born a boy."

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