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    Laverne Cox Admits She Felt "Terrified" To Accept Transgender Identity

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    Wochit Headline News

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    On Thursday, Laverne Cox made history when she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award, but it's safe to say the actresses path to stardom has been anything but smooth sailing. In a new interview with The Advocate, the Orange Is the New Black star says "Here was all this fear that I would end up gay or whatever, and there was a lot of homophobia in my hometown. Surprise, surprise." Cox also opens up about her upbringing in Mobile, Ala.