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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Laverne Cox becomes first Transgender person on the cover of Time

American Transgender actress, Laverne Cox, of Netflix's hit Orange Is the New Black becomes the first transgender woman to grace the cover of Time magazine for a story about 'The Transgender Tipping Point. Time revealed the mag cover today.

Laverne, who is a voice for transgenders in the US and one of the most well-known transgender faces in mainstream media, talked to Time about her life as an effeminate young boy and the bullying she had to endure growing up. If you care to, read it here

99 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeye dey smell

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of karen igho in terms of body structure...

Anonymous said...

It can never be like the real thing,see her posture still like a MAN!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WHO IS BULLYING WHO HERE ? YOU MISS TRANSGENDER.YOU ARE BULLYING GOD THAT TOOK HIS TIME TO MAKE YOU A MAN YOU UNGRATEFUL BRAT ! SHUT D FUCK UP AND HIDE YOUR FACE IN SHAME.YOU BETTER HAVE YOUR READY MADE ANSWER FOR GOD ABOUT WHY YOU TURNED HIS WORK UPSIDE DOWN WHEN YOU CAN'T CREATE ANYTHING.IF YOU ARE GOD HOW WILL YOU FEEL ? SINCE YOU ARE TALKING OF BULLYING,IMAGINE IF SOMEONE TOOK YOUR BEST LOVED UPSTAIRS AND TURNED IT TO A HUT IN YOUR ABSENT HOW WILL YOU FEEL WHEN YOU FINALLY MEET THE ENGR FACE TO FACE ? FOOLISH BOY.

@edDREAMZ said...

His face still looks like a man though...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

benita ilide said...

She's stil but a fucking man

Anonymous said...

Congratulations

Anonymous said...

Omotola where are u,

Anonymous said...

I love orange is the new black, what a wonderful series, the actors are amazing especially miss cox.

Anonymous said...

For once linda ikeji, didn't post something bad about the LGBT community

Mystique said...

Making what's wrong seem so normal and okay. God help us.

Anonymous said...

Haters gon hate, she's on the cover of a magazine, TIME magazine for that matter, so stay there and be jealous.

Anonymous said...

I can see some jealous people, u go girl, keep it up

Amoke said...

Do you know what? Sometimes i don't understand the world we live in now and i wonder what God is thinking? If she felt like a girl in a guy's body, was her decision to become a girl entirely right or wrong? Reminds me of a story i read some years back in a foreign mag (can't remember it's title now) about a woman who knew she was a lesbian but due to her strong religious beliefs (a christian) she decided to be celibate and she's lived that way all her life and after reading that story i was really sad for her cos i kept wondering why the world is the way it is #Confused#

Anonymous said...

Haters gonna hate.


Looking at the MOFOs hating. Die in your hell hole.

Your God does not exist.

mide said...

On another note, Linda o ku ori ire o. That your guy that based overseas, I hear the wedding bells ringing soon in Jesus name. There is no secret in life. I'm sure you know that. Have fun girl. This year is your. Year.

Anonymous said...

No she's not
Closed minded Nigerians. Don't judge what you don't understand. Until you have a family member in dis situation before una understand but they won't come out in this country. They end up committing suicide cause they are always misunderstood. Biological problem needs to be fixed if they can't help it . Make I no wear braces if I get dracula teeth abi? Because God created me that way. Some of you must be mad sha. I only feel sorry for them because of the pain they go through . To finally decide to change takes a lot .

Paul Uche said...

If you here and at ur age you still can not tell a male from a female then ur either a stark dimwit or an abysmally confused fellow. ... (to that person who said "you go girl")

Anonymous said...

Anonyi 12:49 am,u see ur life?some ar not wort dieing for!(Awasome God)

Anonymous said...

Thank God you are not God. Leave him/ her to his / her God nah, ITK.

wilheminna moses said...

Mide who are you? Who ask u? Who know u here for this blog? Or u just came to gossip and run off? Aneg crawl back into ur damn hole! Meanwhile why is it that I've not seen women wanting to be transformed into men? Onl men into women? Useless fools! See her ukwu nku sef! (Firewood)

Anonymous said...

It's Better To Be Ashamed Of Sin Than To Glory In It. This Girl Or Oh Boy Can Still Make Heaven, But Clearly He Has An Excuse To Glory In Sin. If Ur A Homo Or Wat Ever. U Can Still Make Heaven But Not When You Go All Out To Glory In Or Celebrate Sin. Yes Christians Both Israelites And We Gentiles Have Unlimited Grace But Not When You Keep Sinning. It's Like Disobeying Ur Father Here On Earth Many Times One Day He Will Get Fed Up And React Worse Case Scenario DisOwn U. We Are Made In God's Image And Likeness.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 12:49 "I'm Glad You Know My God,And Ur Not The 1st & wnt B D last To Claim He not Exist. If Einstein Recognised My God And Even Gave His Life To Him B4 His Demise,Den Who Are You? Even The Stone U Walk On Knows My God, Who Are You? As Far as I'm concerned "A Muslim Is Not Far From The Truth so also the (budhist,hindu,cherubim n seraphim,brother hood,sele,even the traditional worshippers etc)all the above Know abt "Jesus" So Who Are You? "Let Me Round Up By Saying Blessed Is He That Beliveth Without Seeing" And Oh Incase U Did Not Know Non Of The Religious Denominations Mentioned Above Is In Support Of This "BullShit" So You Better Sit Somewhere And Reason Well B4 U Chose Sides. No Known Religion On Planet Earth Is In Support Of "Homosexuality" Think Well Before You Chose Sides. But My God Will Always Be There To Forgive You For You Statement When Ever Your Ready.

Anonymous said...

i now believe what someone said. ''human brains is just an inche away frm d mouth but when some pple talks it seems miles away'' he is feeling lyk a lady now right? Do he possess pussy now or dick? So d dick no dey raise again abi? Kip fooling urselves.

Anonymous said...

Linda you normally say "find the full article here" how come this time it's "if you care to read it"?? Lol.

chemmywalata walata said...

If s(he) can have menstrual cycle n born a child then No problem

Anonymous said...

She's great on Orange Is the New Black. In her storyline, she decides to transition from man to woman while married. Wife is in support. But it's hard having a husband who lives on hormone injections to retain female characteristics. It's an understatement to say life becomes complicated after the decision.

hilary obiorah said...

They should have called it changing times instead.

Anonymous said...

A black transgender male on the cover of time magazine? This is a clever attempt to effeminize black men. I hope you guys wake up and smell the sublimininal message that the western media is sending. Wake up Africans!

SEX AND INTIMACY said...

Mmmmm Transgender. Scientists Amaze me with their capabilities. I imagine what would have been happening now if the world didn't condemn human Cloning.

Anonymous said...

Lol, someone is really mad. Some nigerians are jobless really.

Steve said...

Am sure you are happy now.. Mad dog..

Steve said...

When such news is here, that is when all these God forsaken alliens that are gay will start crawling out from their dungeon..

Steve said...

Linda Ikeji. For the last time stop feeding us with such news. Personally I don't like reading or seeing crap!!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, almost every comment on this post is from the upside down, gay community. Pity how they try so hard to convince people about their insanity. They would have used Clifford Oche now known as Sahara desert, though a man he looks a bit more feminine than this one who just looks like a man dressed up to act a lady in drama where they can't find enough ladies to play lady

Anonymous said...

"If you care to,read it here" was it necessary to say it that,lack of journalistic skills smh.

Olaleye Adisa said...

So much courage and confidence. You tried girl. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Anonymous said...

I can see u are one of those satan worshippers.idiot.I hope u aren't talking about GOD that created the world and created u too.I can see u are spiritually dead.u. Are doomed.

Anonymous said...

Dont care if he/she feels like a babe or not {though cant process the thought at ALL..}ma issue is the pic used on Time mag is really BAD...look @d arms,d tummy like there is a six pack going on around there......not feeling him or her at all......just saying

Anonymous said...

Knew she was lesbian? U are so insane. As a woman, even thinking about sleeping with other women is wrong. Because one have desires to sleep with women does not mean those desires cannot be turned off. Assholes using this medium to support evil.

Rita Usman said...

Hmmmmn whatever everybody is entitled to dere own opinion in life

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

Good for her...

PURPLE said...

Anon 1:05, pls what are u talking abt??

PURPLE said...

Yea..amen

PURPLE said...

I knw dats a negative thing. Make she catch u

Anonymous said...

Apart frm HER face, HIS body frm neck down to toe z still masculine 100% #walksaway#

Anonymous said...

On judgement day I promise you u will eat back your words! Demonic fool!!!

winky said...

I don't love/hate them. But I believe we all have the right to decide what makes us happy.

motunrayo olaide said...

Those transgenders always have something left in their body to make u knw they aint made women.....that body.

Anonymous said...

She still looks lik a man

Bbg Eze said...

*Just passing*

Anonymous said...

Thou shall not wear men/women clothing...Deuteronomy!

Shoutozone said...

Her body still looks so masculine... Yeye

Amarachukwu said...

I don't care.

Anonymous said...

Na wa ooooo.... What abt ur childhood pix.... Ehhennnn... So when people are showin their pix when they were kids and in high school .... U will be ashamed of urself... Dis world is something else God help us ooooo...

EDDY WIZ said...

Why this man dey try God?..


~MR EDDY~says so via www.facebook.com/eddywhiz

Anonymous said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

what is dis... Girls must show me their childhood pix , high school pix.. U are still a man.... U cant changed dat fact.....

jbankzE said...

God is watch ooooo nd u wil ansa on judgemnt dai

~@iamJbankz Olamide's PA~

Anonymous said...

My body is kinda like dat n I'm a woman. Stop d bullying :(

Alozie Okwara said...

That was a man?? Wtf? I bet you he is unhealthy with all the poking around in the wrong/fake hole.

Anonymous said...

Ndi ala, mad people with no common sence. May God almighty sieze ur mouth that u use to encourage evil. Dirty world with dirty people. Anon 1.05 am I wish u a son like him. Idiot

dhobiz said...

Lol as in eh nothing attractive,I'll rather be a man than looking like this as a woman

Anonymous said...

why do we normalise abnormalities...so transgendering is now a normal way of life..for her mind she is a woman....he is still looking masculine anyeways

Amaka said...

Are u not dead already? With your sad life, hahahahahahahahahaha!

Eyah what a life! Full of pain and confusion, I wouldn't even want to wish my enemies that.

I am sorry for you lol!

Anonymous said...

All this man woman or woman man nor dey shame?
This is where I respect african parents mostly 9ja parents. Them nor born the person well to tell him papa say him want to become a woman wen him na man.
I trust my father, he will roll out coke bottle on d person's head.lolsss

Anonymous said...

You can hate haters honey but don't hate God he aint respnsible 4 all their ill ways. If u knw that God *the true 1* I prmise, u'll love him like mad. He does exist ----C21

Anonymous said...

Why r homosexuals/tranvestites/ transexuals always so defensive and bitter. I think the self condemnation comes from your own conscience. Only an insecure person feels everyone envies them. What's there to envy in an imitation? All shiny and glossy but a fake would always be a fake. Doesnt mean it wont be nice or even admired or used but when the chips are down... the original would still be preferred. I can go on and on but... ive work to do. Lol!

Anonymous said...

@anony12:49am....God dosnt exist ryt? who mad it posible 4 u 2 b alive til 2day n use dat rubish mouth of urs 2 mak dat coment now? U fink its by ur power? U fink is by ur power u eat, drink, slip n wak up? Ok....wen u die..u go go meet dat pesin wey u say dosnt exist...

Anonymous said...

You are a hypocrite. How can you use God's name and also dish out insult to someone in the same sentence???

Anonymous said...

And You Obviously don't exist!!!
'Cos God will wipe U off the face of the earth. IJN. Amen!

Anonymous said...

See his footballer legs!

Anonymous said...

The Iluminati pushing their agenda unto the 'sheeple, encouraging the distortion of nature and expecting all to accept it. #guardyourhearts '

Obilo Collins said...

I dey feel you babe' » haters are only jealous

VIA TECNO B3

Anonymous said...

You were bullied before u changed and after the change u are still bullied whats the difference.

Anonymous said...

God punish you. Your own God no dey exist. Idiot! Fool! Mumu!

Anonymous said...

stupid nigerians always judging and spewing hate....some of thes transgenders are accidents of nature and have had no defined gender from childhood....how do you explain a child with male organs wholook like female and act female? for those ones if they strongly feel female then we cant blame them......the same cannot be said of those who are totally male and just have those tendencies....those ones might have been influenced by peer pressure, or other factors and have no business changing gender....in all only God will judge....and for those of you behaving holier than thou, you are also liable to hell fire even if u are straight...

Anonymous said...

She still looks like a man to me

Anonymous said...

I applaud the posters here with some common sense. Whether it is something that goes against your belief, everyone should have the right to express themselves when they are not hurting others in the process without your condemnation. This woman/man has probably done more good for her community than you so called "christians" whose only purpose is to go to church and actions in heart or mind do not follow. I love the poster who used "God" and "F*ck" in the same sentence. Hope that made you feel better. Smh

Anonymous said...

Lindodo post my comment

Anonymous said...

he or she is a stuoid creature God will deal wit u for changing his handwork

Anonymous said...

He still have that masculine structure of man. they cant deceive God. You are not a woman rather a man. see yam legs.Dobis 112

APPLE said...

He still look's UGLY.

Ninalowo said...

she is a boy....

Ninalowo said...

she is a boy....

Anonymous said...

TVT says: what more can i say..."prophecy of the ENDTIME bin fulfilled"...My GOD cannot lie and HIS word must "surely come to pass tho it tarry" So friends of GOD, be not conformed to this world...be ready...OUR LORD COMETH #MARANTHA

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:08 you're the biggest hypocrite! And by the way, nobody can bully God. If you don't have anything sensible to say, it's better you shut up! I don't have any experience or know what it is like in the minds of transgenders etc so I can't really comment for or against them, it might be as a result of too much comfortability, too much money, lack of things to do, lack of love, a cry out for help, result of bullying and self-loathing, mental and emotional issues, lack of self-identity... The list can go on and on but going by your logic, a baby born with a cleft palate should be left to grow up that way because you don't want him/her to bully God? Or someone who grew up with a little limp due to limb defect at birth but lived a normal life since it's barely noticeable. If he/she gets a chance to undergo surgery to finally fix it, will that be ok by you or would you think that was bullying God too because it's not even noticeable? What about a person born with both male and female sex organs? Would they get the ok from you to undergo surgery to turn them either way or would that be an abomination for you too? All these examples are people who wouldn't have felt comfortable living the way they were born and from Laverne's story, she didn't feel comfortable either that she even attempted suicide before having the sex change. As I mentioned earlier, it could have been a result of so many other things. I don't know about her emotional, physical or physiological battles. I have no idea what her state of mind is but I have no right to Jugde and neither do you!..... Just Me

Chi said...

hmmmm

Anonymous said...

I'm confused about this transgender stuff tho.. Please what would be found between his/her legs? A vagina or a penis?

Anonymous said...

According to time magazine Beyoncé is the most influential woman so this is what Beyoncé is influencing na. They almost look alike sef. Meanwhile is the story the, Beyoncé cheating on jay with her bodyguard.

benito said...

I hope all mo'fuckin gays, trans, LGBT who are an abomination die a slow and painful and horrible death.

Anonymous said...

Who an ugly image

Anonymous said...

ALL YOU LITTLE VULTURES TRYING TO CORRECT ME TO SMILE ABOUT MISS TRANSGENDER I SAY TO YOU YOU AWAY AND LOOK FOR A DIRTY CARCASS TO EAT.I WILL AND STILL STAND AGAINST HE OR SHE TYPE,NEVER IN MY LIFE DID I COME ACROSS THE WORD OF GOD SAYING IS OKAY TO CHANGE YOUR SEX,IN FACT TO ADD OR SUBTRACT WORDS FROM THE BIBLE IS A SIN TALKLESS OF HUMAN BODY MADE BY GOD.

SO KEEP YOUR DIRTY THOUGHT AND BELIEVE TO YOUR DIRTY LIFE AND MIND FOOLS OR FOOL BCOS YOU MIGHT BE 1 PERSON WRITING & POSTING NONSENSE TO APPEAR MANY.AND I SAY TO YOU SUPPORTERS AND THOSE TRYING TO BRAINWASH OTHERS INTO ACCEPTING TRANSGENDER AS MANY THING SHAME & SHAME ON YOU DIRTY.DON'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE OF ENDLESS FOOLISH POST TO CONVINCE ME EVER AGAIN BCOS I HATE IT,BUT IF YOU LOVE THEM SO MUCH,I WISH EVERYTHING AROUND YOU SUCH

segilola opeyemi said...

Dont Judge no One,If this makes her happy then let God judge,She ROCKS. and yall have no idea what it means to be trapped in another body,yall commenting foolishly many of you do worst basic things,only God knows his true servants.

segilola opeyemi said...

Dont Judge no One,If this makes her happy then let God judge,She ROCKS. and yall have no idea what it means to be trapped in another body,yall commenting foolishly many of you do worst basic things,only God knows his true servants.

segilola opeyemi said...

Dont Judge no One,If this makes her happy then let God judge,She ROCKS. and yall have no idea what it means to be trapped in another body,yall commenting foolishly many of you do worst basic things,only God knows his true servants.

Anonymous said...

It ur life buh it stil rubbish

N and N said...

Wow anonymous u dey vex o, u read her post well at all before vomiting ur venom.

Anonymous said...

Your curses shall turn around and fall heavily right back on you! You come here claiming things in the bible but at the same time abusing and cursing people, and you think your curses will leave you? Keep dreaming. Nobody is asking you to smile about anything, you can walk around with an everlasting dejected frown if you like; people were telling you you were being too judgmental and obnoxious with all the insults and cursing while you were claiming to be supporting the bible. Most of the replies were not even exactly in support of being transgendered, most people can't claim to understand it so they chose not to Judge. Your hypocrisy is disgusting! You're there claiming that a human being can bully God, speaking of the bible and using swear/curse words in the same context... Really? You need help and deliverance!

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