MTV and Logo TV will simultaneously premiere in October a one-hour documentary produced by Orange Is The New Black actress Laverne Cox, MTV officials announced Thursday.
The documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, will debut Oct. 17 and will follow the lives of seven transgender youth ranging in age from 12 to 24, said MTV officials.
Immediately following the documentary’s premiere, Cox will host the one hour show Trans Forum live on Logo TV and MTV.com where she and the subjects of the documentary will discuss transgender issues as well as answer questions from a live audience and via social media.
“Laverne Cox has been a pioneer in bringing transgender issues and stories into the national spotlight, and we are proud to work with her on this new documentary” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV and Logo TV in a statement. “Every young person struggles to define their identity, but for transgender people that struggle is magnified. ‘The T Word’ shows how challenging it can be – and how inspiring it is when people discover themselves and truly live their authentic lives.”
Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, is part of MTV’s “Look Different” campaign aimed at fighting racial, gender and anti-LGBT bias, said the network.