Time chooses Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year.
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When S.E. Cupp sounds like a liberal firebrand when debating you, you're a fascist tool. Listen as Trump's national spokesperson Katrina Pierson—yes, she's black—blithely excuses his ridiculous proposal to ban all Muslims with a flippant, “So what? They're Muslim.”
Laverne Cox is a cover girl for The Advocate (August/September 2014), and has a fabulous cover line emblazoned across her chest: THE MAKING OF AN ICON.
In the interview, she says:
“If I’m going to have a public platform, I want to use it not just to elevate myself but to elevate issues that are important to me. I know a lot of people would rather not have me be the face of this thing...but what’s exciting about what’s happening now, culturally, is that there are so many more trans folks coming forward and saying, 'This is who I am, this is my story, I will not be silent anymore, I will not be in hiding anymore,’ and that’s when a movement really happens, right?”
Click here to hear her speak about landing the cover of Time (before The Advocate!). After the jump, one of my (brief) meetings with Cox...
Kudos, Laverne Cox, for making the cover of Time on the subject of trans visibility and rights. She tells the writer:
“We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say, ‘This is who I am.’ And more trans people are willing to tell their stories. More of us are living visibly and pursuing our dreams visibly, so people can say, ‘Oh, yeah, I know someone who is trans.’ When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference.”
Sounds like a very familiar civil rights struggle.
(Don't even get me started on that stupid Time poll, which the magazine itself calls subjective. People are not still obsessing over George W. Bush, certainly not more than Obama or either Clinton, and Janet Jackson is hardly Topic A. Lady Gaga would be way higher, in or out of a career slump. Nicole Scherzinger is #65? Bitch, please.)
Jodie Foster married Alexandra Hedison.
Matt Bomer married Simon Halls! (Years ago.)
Another big marriage equality win in Texas.
AYER's “Black Diamond” is brill.
James Franco cuddling up to a dude in bed.
The 1958 film Madchen in Uniform is streaming.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is pro-marriage equality.
Iggy Azalea likes crowd-surfing, not digital rape.
Brother to Camilla Parker Bowles dies in a trip-and-fall.
Gay Prop 8 judge Vaughn Walker once tried to be gay-cured.
Outlets trying to gin up a Madonna scandal over “gay.”
Beyoncé is very influential, so I guess that makes Jay-Z very, very?