Transgender Freedom Riders: The Fight for Transgender Equality in New York State – Laverne Cox – Actress, producer and transgender advocate

On Tuesday, March 12, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to meet with a group of representatives from Housing Works who, every Tuesday from January to June, travel to Albany, N.Y., to speak with New York state legislators to encourage them to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). It’s the transgender civil rights bill that would add gender identity and gender expression to the human rights law in the state of New York.