The new CBS legal drama Doubt premiered last night with transgender actress Laverne Cox in a prominent role.
A long-time advocate for the transgender community, Laverne Cox made history as the first transgender actress to play a transgender series regular on a broadcast television show when the legal drama Doubt premiered on CBS Thursday night.
While I was thrilled to see Laverne in the role, I wasn't so sure I was pleased when she explained to a client that yes, she used to be a man, but was now a woman. Somehow I had hoped the writers would let her play the character without ever mentioning she was transgender at all.
Some day perhaps, we all will be recognized as people...not trans people. But until the day, Doubt is a great start.