Female impersonator Laverne Cox continues to promote the 3rd season of Orange is the New Black Netflix web series.
In his latest interview, the 31-year-old actor, whose real name is Roderick Laverne Cox, sympathized with heterosexual men who sleep with cross-dressers.
Cox said straight men who date cross-dressing celebrities or athletes should come forward and publicly profess their love for cross-dressers to remove the stigma that tranny lovers feel.
“Most men who are attracted to and date transgender women are probably stigmatized more than trans women are,” he said in an interview with SiriusXM Progress. “I think a man who is dating trans women, who is a celebrity, or famous or is an athlete or something, needs to come forward –- or a musician –- and needs to say, ‘I love transgender women and [they] deserve to be loved and I’m going to declare that publicly.’ I think those men need some sort of inspiration and hope, so they can live more authentically.”
Cox said he dates men who are "straight-identified" -- a newspeak term that means down low men who are probably married with children.
“Gender is policed in such a way that it does not just affect transgender people,” he said. “It affects gay-identified men, straight-identified men. And straight-identified men [who are] deeply policed. As I date a lot of straight-identified men, I’ve seen them so deeply internalize these ideas very rigidly about what it means to be a man -– to be a straight man."
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