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Laverne Cox Calls Out Toxic Masculinity

Laverne Cox is clarifying what she meant in an interview about dating as a trans woman. The transgender activist/actress who preaches a message that “trans is beautiful” recently interviewed with Attitude Magazine and was asked to speak on her dating life. According to Laverne she’s still on dating apps (can you believe that?) and some men are intimidated by her celebs status.

Most interestingly however she called out men who are attracted to transgender women but would rather keep it a secret because of “toxic masculinity.”

“Men who are into trans women who want to keep us a secret and are afraid if someone thinks they are gay, they’re insecure as f***,” said Cox. “If someone thinks you’re gay, gay is fabulous. Gay is amazing. There’s nothing wrong with that. Toxic masculinity is bulls***.”

Laverne also spoke on one of her exes who “had never dated a trans girl before, but just happened to be really evolved.”

“I think the thing about him, about any man who dates or decides to date a trans woman openly, is he cannot care if someone thinks he’s gay or not,” said Cox.

“The problem is that people disavow the womanhood of trans women so they assume the male partners are gay because they don’t accept us as women.

“He knew that he was straight, he knew that I was a woman, and if someone thought he was gay he thought that was ridiculous and he was like, ‘Whatever!’ “He had incredible people in his life who knew who he was and were politically progressive enough to understand that I’m a woman. He was really comfortable with himself.

Laverne is now clarifying exactly what she meant in the mag after some people took offense; see her comments on the flip.

According to the “Orange Is The New Black” actress, not all men have to be attracted to trans women because everyone has personal preferences, but the ones who are and hide it; are insecure.

“Since this headline was taken a bit out of context to be clear I am referring to men who seek out and have sex with trans women but choose to keep us a secret. I am not saying men not attracted to trans women should be,” wrote the actress. “I believe we all have our preferences and that’s beautiful. But many trans women I know are far too often reduced to being sexual objects or fetishes by men who treat us as if we don’t deserve to be loved in the light, out in public and integrated into their lives as worthy partners.”

That sounds pretty fair, right?

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