TORONTO (October 15, 2014) – MTV celebrates the inspiring and challenging lives of transgender youth this month with the all-new, one-hour documentary LAVERNE COX PRESENTS: THE T WORD, premiering Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on MTV. Hosted and executive produced by Emmy® Award nominee and transgender advocate Laverne Cox (FAKING IT, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), the documentary takes viewers inside the lives of seven transgender youth as they overcome challenges such as coming out, bullying, and experiencing anti-transgender violence. Ranging in age from 12 to 24, each subject shares the determination to live their life authentically, as the person they are meant to be. With varying levels of parental and social support, the documentary explores the intersection of transgender identities and touches on each individual’s journey.
“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender, it also means truth,” said host and executive producer Laverne Cox. “The cast members in this documentary are fearlessly living their truths and in sharing their stories will send the message to other trans youth that it is okay to be who you are.”