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Laverne Cox to co-star in legal series ‘Doubt’

role is first trans series regular played by trans actress on broadcast TV

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Laverne Cox (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Laverne Cox will co-star in CBS legal drama “Doubt” making her the first transgender actress to play a transgender series regular character on broadcast television.

Deadline reports “Doubt”will focus on a defense lawyer, played by Katherine Heigl, who begins to fall for her potentially guilty client, played by  Steven Pasquale. Cox will play Cameron Wirth, an Ivy League lawyer. 

An air date for “Doubt” has yet to be announced.

“We are picked up. Thank you @CBS. Congrats to the entire #Doubt family. Yay!”Cox, who currently plays Sophia Burset on “Orange is the New Black,” tweeted.

Cox will also appear on television as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in NBC’s “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event” in October.

 

 

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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