While everyone goes through their fair share of issues during their teenage years, growing up transgender throws its own unique set of experiences into the mix. That's why MTV and Logo TV teamed up for "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," produced by the "Orange Is The New Black" star herself, and we have your first look at the documentary right here.
The sneak peek, which premiered Wednesday (October 1) on Logo TV, gives us a fleeting intro to some of the young people we'll get to meet when the special airs simultaneously on MTV and Logo TV on October 17.
Over the footage, Cox explains what "The T Word" is all about: "We live in a world where people are often judged for being different," she says, "but this is a celebration of those differences, as well as how we’re the same. We'll follow the courageous lives of young trans people from the moment of realization to dating, to family and the often dangerous obstacles they faced on the path to self-discovery." Sounds amazing. Watch the full clip below.
"Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word" premieres on Friday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT on MTV and Logo TV.