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Laverne Cox Reveals Traumatic Encounter With TSA: 'It's Deep How Unsafe I Felt'

by John Boone 12:20 PM PST, January 24, 2016
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Laverne Cox is speaking up after an unsettling airport experience.

The Orange Is the New Black star took to Twitter on Saturday to call out an incident that allegedly took place at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.

"Just cried during my TSA pat-down and watching folks go through every inch of my property," Cox tweeted. "It's deep how unsafe I felt so that we could all be 'safer.'"

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"Some days are just not the days for that," the Emmy nominee explained, before adding, "Such is the life of a frequent flyer, though as much as I travel I have never cried during a pat-down. GF is sensitive today."

Cox later thanked her fans for "all the love." "This too shall pass," she concluded.

The Transportation Security Administration has had a problematic history with transgender issues. It was only in October that the organization officially announced they would stop using the word "anomaly" to describe transgender passengers, CNN reported.

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In happier news, the 31-year-old actress also took to social media to celebrate her NAACP Image Award nomination. “It felt powerful to be at today’s nominees luncheon celebrating diverse excellence in film, TV, music and literature,” Cox wrote.

As for the ongoing fight for transgender rights, the OITNB star previously told ET that we are at "a tipping point." Find out what she said needs to happen to reach full acceptance in the video below.

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