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Mar 31 2017
Mila Jam's Soaring LGBTQ Anthem FACES — They Belong! Comments (0)

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Happy International Trans Day of Visibility!

Mila Jam, a trans musician and superstar-in-the-making, just released the uplifting song “Faces,” Unnamedwhich is a bona fide LGBTQ anthem.

Better yet, in an age when we're all unapologetic narcissists, she steps aside and allows countless familiar (Candis Cayne! Laverne Cox! Ari Gold! Tituss Burgess!) and otherwise faces to take over her music video for the track — you gotta watch. It's that happy feeling you get when you show up at your first gay-pride parade and see the sheer numbers and diversity of the other people like and semi-like you who showed up, too.

From a press release, Mila says:

“Faces” is about looking in that mirror and hearing do I belong, am I enough, will someone love me for who I really am? We wear smiles all the time but hide in fear and loathing because we feel different. The journey is universal no matter who you are. And, working through the dark uncertainties is all about learning to radiate your own light. Bravely. Unapologetically. Authentically. Happily. 

All iTunes proceeds from the single will be donated to the ONEPULSE Foundation to help the victims of the Pulse massacre.

Video after the jump ...

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Mar 06 2017
Laverne Cox Writes Stirring Essay for INSTYLE In Wake Of SCOTUS's Colossal Gavin Grimm Blunder Comments (0)

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The Supreme Court today declined to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a trans teen fighting for bathroom rights, and in the process vacated a lower court's ruling in his favor. SCOTUS cited Donald Trump's policy, which was to scotch the positive guidelines put forth by President Obama in 2016.

Now, actor and trans activist Laverne Cox is laying it on the line in InStyle, explaining bluntly, “These bathroom laws aren't really about bathrooms.”

From her piece:

... don’t be fooled: These bathroom laws aren’t really about bathrooms. When the current administration rescinded the guidelines for how transgender students should be treated in schools, they made it all about bathrooms. But the Obama-era guidelines also included pronoun and name preferences for these young people as well. These are important components of how trans kids should be treated in school, but all that is lost when we sensationalize this issue. It’s not about bathrooms. It’s about the humanity of trans people, about us having the right to exist in a public space.

Damn right. And Trump and his insane minions are fighting to remove that right. The same principle applies to all anti-gay laws It's about making it harder for us to live.

 
Feb 12 2017
6-PACK — Beyoncé, Adele, Katy Own The Grammys + Cox's Grimm Message + Trump vs. Cuban + Naked Dudes + RIP Al Jarreau Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiBeyoncé performed in the middle of the Grammys, but it may as well have been the end. Wow!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLoved Katy Perry's & Adele's Grammys perfs:

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLaverne Cox gives shout-out to Gavin Grimm at the Grammys. Who? Click here.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiTrump goes after Cuban, (probably) because the Post casually mentioned Cuban could run in 2020.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNekkid dudes from all 50 states.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiJazz singer Al Jarreau dies @ 76.

 
Sep 13 2016
Transparently Influential Comments (0)

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We are living in an age when Out Magazine had no problem rounding up FOUR trans people for its cover. Amazing.

 
Jul 21 2016
Full ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Teaser Comments (0)

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Looks better than the still photos ...

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Jun 16 2016
6-PACK — BROADWAY BARES On Demand + Friendly Skies + Jamaican A.G. Dishonors Orlando Dead + Republicans Spit In Face Of Orlando Dead + Nick Jonas Advertises Firm Booty + YOU CAN PEE NEXT TO ME! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe June 19 Broadway Bares installment will be TV-oriented with a “brand-nude spin.” Plus, Laverne Cox landed Rocky Horror from last year's perf.

*widget boy cultureHow an Orlando victim's grandma was treated on a JetBlue flight will bring you to tears.

*widget boy cultureJamaica's A.G. has a problem with the U.S. embassy raising a rainbow flag in honor of Orlando. I, in turn, have a problem with Jamaica's A.G.

*widget boy cultureIn the shadow of the Orlando mass shooting, Republicans blocked a gay-rights bill in the House. Fuck you, Gays for Trump.

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 12.42.10 AMNick was ambivalent about the idea of furries. (Video still via Bravo)

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas tells Andy Cohen he absolutely likes getting spanked: “I've got a firm ass.”

*widget boy cultureOkay with trans people in the bathroom? Urine good company: George Takei agrees! Shirt benefits Equality NC.

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Jun 12 2016
6-PACK — Laverne Cox Teaser + Euthanasia For Homosexuality? + Yes Way, Jose + Insidious Instagram + American Apparel Can Kiss Their A + Azealia Banks Apologizes! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: FOX's Rocky Horror Picture show, starring Laverne Cox, gets a lipsticky teaser.

*widget boy cultureBelgian man wants assisted suicide because he can't handle being gay: “It is a permanent suffering, like being a prisoner in my own body.”

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Blond Ambition dancer Jose Gutierez strikes a pose in FU Underwear:

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*widget boy cultureGay dude: “I'm gay, and Instagram is ruining my life.” I dunno. I like to look at beautiful things and know I won't ever be David Gandy. Shrugs.

*widget boy cultureSupposedly, the LGBTQ community is pissed off at American Apparel's new pro-gay line. Why? The letter A used for “ally” instead of ... “asexual,” “aromatic,” “a gender.”

*widget boy cultureAzealia Banks has vowed to never again use the word “faggot.” And she seemingly means it:

 
May 15 2016
6-PACK/glaad media awards video — Mariah Carey, Caitlyn Jenner, Aziz Ansari, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton @ The GLAAD Awards! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 9.55.59 PMDiane Sawyer, David Sloan & Caitlyn Jenner (Video still via GLAAD)

*widget boy cultureDiane Sawyer, producer David Sloan & Caitlyn Jenner accept award for THAT interview: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureNashville's Connie Britton decries passage of the Tennessee bill that allows therapists to deny treatment to LGBT people: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey thanked God for Lee Daniels, flashed her big-ass diamond and invented a new definition for LGBTQ: VIDEO.

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 10.11.25 PMMariah vamps. (Video still via GLAAD)

*widget boy cultureAlex Newell had the unenviable task of singing “Hero” to Mariah Carey in real time ... and she smiled: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureAziz Ansari goofs up, then presents to Jim Obergefell after finding out he can't also sing “Hero”: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox shows why she is the hostess with the most-est — she was really on: VIDEO.

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 10.00.29 PMLaverne Cox (Video still via GLAAD)

 


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