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Laverne Cox Breaks Down Transgender Mystery + GRAMMYs and Metallica Backlash

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Actress, producer and LGBTQ advocate, Laverne Cox joined us on Sway in the Morning for a fun, light hearted & informative conversation.

Starting the conversation by acknowledging the elephant in the room, Sway brings up the moment these two awkwardly met for the first time – which Ms. Cox hilariously had no recollection of.

While in-studio Laverne breaks down her GRAMMYs introduction speech and goes into detail regarding the Metallica backlash she faced after accidentally forgetting to mention their name in their live performance with Lady Gaga.

Digging deeper, we asked some very frequently asked questions, like, what’s the difference between Transgender and Transexual? Or, the difference between Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Watch below for more, plus enjoy the exclusive story from Laverne Cox about almost being in Beyonce’s “Sorry” video. Catch Cox starring in Doubt tomorrow night at 10p on CBS.

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