Let’s Get This Straight

BY JOANNA R. SCHACTER Puns aside, LGBTQ portrayal in the media is really, really important. When Laverne Cox, known for her role in the television series Orange is the New Black, came to Harvard to discuss her identity as a transgender black woman, and the intersectionality of these components of her identity, I went to the event a little bit because she’s famous, and a little bit because I couldn’t think of any other queer actors off the top if my head. The fact that she is transgender and a woman and black (and it’s unfortunate that any of these …






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