WATCH: MTV to premier Laverne Cox in ‘The T Word’

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MTV is set to premier a programme hosted by Laverne Cox, which will put a spotlight on issues faced by transgender young people.

The Orange is the New Black star will host ‘The T Word’, which premieres next week.

Cox also acts as executive producer for the series of one hour documentaries which follow nine trans young people aged 12-24.

“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender, it also means truth,” said Laverne Cox. “The cast members in this documentary are fearlessly living their truths and in sharing their stories will send the message to other trans youth that it’s okay to be who you are.”

“Laverne Cox has been a pioneer in bringing transgender issues and stories into the national spotlight, and we are proud to work with her on this new documentary,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV and Logo TV.

“Every young person struggles to define their identity, but for transgender people that struggle is magnified. The T Word shows how challenging it can be – and how inspiring it is when people discover themselves and truly live their authentic lives.”

The young people featured are a range of ages and from various locations across the US.

A trailer for the series is available to view below