If you've ever watched Orange is the New Black, then you know that one of the best parts of the show is Sophia Burset, played by Laverne Cox.
Burset isn't just a transgender character in the show. Cox, herself, is openly transgender. And on top of being a successful actress, is an advocate for LGBTQ and transgender rights. She's even written columns for outlets like The Huffington Post on the subject and is the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.