Dude looks like a lady
Before the words were added the cover of Time magazine’s May 30th edition would have resembled just another attempt by a periodical to shift copies by employing a sultry woman in a tight-fitting dress. The headline, though, paints a different picture: ‘The transgender tipping point: America’s next civil rights frontier.’ The woman in the photo is Laverne Cox, star of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. The appearance of Miss Cox (a perhaps somewhat wistful surname) on the cover of America’s biggest current affairs weekly was, as many media outlets phrased it, the first such achievement by ‘an openly transgender person’ (a claim that allows for the intriguing possibility that previous Time covers have been infiltrated by clandestine transgenderists).
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