Transgender actor Laverne Cox blamed conservatives for “weaponizing the culture wars” and “dehumanizing” transgender children with a push to protect spaces reserved for biological females.
In a lengthy interview with Variety to kick-start the month of June — “Pride Month” — Laverne Cox lamented the wave of “anti-trans bills” sweeping across the country – laws that would prevent biological males from competing in women’s sports and from using the bathroom facilities of their choice, in line with their preferred — rather than their biological — gender.
“What they’re trying to do is to dehumanize these children, which is so heartbreaking,” Cox said. “It’s really heartbreaking when you see the way they’re talking, the fervor with which they’re going after these children. In the face of that, we have to insist on the humanity of everyone. Insist on the humanity of trans people, and particularly the humanity of trans children.”
“I think what feels different is how well how coordinated it all is,”