Mattel has just launched its first transgender Barbie. It is a doll in tribute to the LGBT actress Laverne Cox who turned 50 on May 29.
The executive vice president of the company and global director of Barbie, Lisa McKnight, proudly announced the decision:
"We are proud to highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance at all ages and to recognize Laverne's significant impact on culture with a collection honouring Barbie."
For her part, Laverne Cox herself has also spoken about the issue on Instagram: