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, Brittney Griner, Raven-Symoné and more.

Laverne Cox Co-Hosts The View

On Wednesday, trans actress Laverne Cox joinned Whoopi Goldberg, Nicole Wallace and Rosie Perez as a guest cohost on ABC’s The View to talk about the Michael Brown, her upcoming documentary, Free CeCe, and more. Pop superstar Lady Gaga was one of the show’s guest. Check out Laverne rocking her favorite fascinator below.

Out Celebs Tell Us Why They’re Thankful

These celebs had us swooning and LOLing on Instagram this past holiday. Check out what they had to say.

Raven-Symoné Stars in BET’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

On December 7 at 8pm ET, BET will air the holiday special The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, starring Raven-Symoné. Following the idea of the original, it’s Christmas Eve and the Johnsons are having a grand party. The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate – her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive. Raven-Symoné plays a mouse named Myrtle. The musical looks like a fun treat for kids. Check out the trailer below.

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