Watch the first trailer for Laverne Cox's documentary about transgender youth, "The T-Word"

The "Orange is the New Black" star produced and hosts The MTV and Logo TV documentary

Published October 2, 2014 6:08PM (EDT)

Laverne Cox          (AP/Frank Micelotta)
Laverne Cox (AP/Frank Micelotta)

Laverne Cox, transgender advocate and Emmy nominated actress for "Orange is the New Black, is also the executive producer and host of an upcoming documentary, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T-Word."

The one-hour-long documentary, created with MTV and Logo TV, follows the lives and truths of seven transgender youths.

“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender,” Cox said according to the Wrap. “It also means truth. 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 OK to be who you are.”

This is not the first documentary that Cox has worked on. In February, Salon spoke to Cox about an IndieGogo funded documentary on Cece McDonald.

"The T-Word" premieres on MTV and Logo TV on October 17, at 7:00 PM. Following the documentary Cox will host an hour long "Trans Forum," which will be broadcast on Logo TV and The first trailer for the documentary, released on Thursday, is below:

By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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