With so many Black queer and trans women flourishing in entertainment, ELIXHER decided to bring you a weekly round up. Every weekend, you can find out what’s happening on television, in music and everywhere in between. This week’s installment features Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, GLAAD Media Award nominations, and more.

Laverne Cox Stuns for SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards

Actress Laverne Cox Instragrammed a stunning photo of herself red carpert-ready for Entertainment Weekly‘s SAG Awards pre-party. The trans advocate donned an eye-catching emerald Halston dress. Her hit show, Orange Is the New Black, is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series” at the SAG Awards, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. Laverne’s co-star, Uzo Aduba, is nominated for “Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series.”

Janet Mock Talks Whitney Biopic: a TV Train Wreck?

The So Popular! “Smart Ass Pop Culture Feminist Clique” joined Janet Mock to talk about Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic, and Tina Fey’s (sort of) return to television. Watch more segments from the show here.


Tensions Rise on The Fosters

On ABC Family’s The Fosters Stef and Lena (played by Sherri Saum, right) take different sides on several issues. Sign in with your cable provider to watch the episode here or check out Autostraddle’s awesome online recap.

GLAAD Announces Media Awards Nominations

The Real L Word Mississippi documentary along with Laverne Cox (The T Word), Robin Roberts, Angel Haze, and the cast of The Fosters were nominated for GLAAD Media Awards, reports The Fab Femme. Congrats to the nominees! Read the full list of nominations here.

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