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Jul 31 2017
6-PACK — Dad's Response To Anti-Trans Memes + GOLDEN Guys? + Give PARTING GLANCES A Second Look + Handler Handles 'Er + Penis-Enlargement Catastrophe + Kathy Griffin Shaves Her Head! Comments (0)

JRFord-1600x900JR Ford, a concerned dad of a trans daughter, writes: “Every time we let any hate speech fester without rebuke, we perpetuate a future where kids and adults like my own child could be the next target for violence merely for catching the eye of a man so insecure in themselves that they would resort to violence because of attraction ... We cannot treat that daily threat of violence as normal.”

Keep reading for his comments and more of today's hottest links ...

JRFord-1600x900Essayist JR Ford with is daughter (Image via HRC)

WIDGETHRC: A loving dad writes movingly about his reaction to a viral video attacking black trans women, and of his fears for his young trans daughter.

WIDGETInstinct: Golden Girls writers, inspired by that series, pen gay male version called Silver Foxes, reading done with Jordan, Takei, Vilanch.

WIDGETMetrograph: NYC's amazing retro theater Metrograph is presenting On Fire Island. Series includes one of my all-time faves, Parting Glances (1986).

Tumblr_static__640_v2Steve Buscemi on Fire Island in Parting Glances (GIF via Cinecom)

WIDGETHuff Post: During debate with Chelsea Handler at Politicon, right-winger Tomi Lahren bashes Obamacare ... but admits she's on it. At 24, still on parents' policies. 

WIDGETNewNowNext: Swedish man undergoes penis-enlargement procedure, dies on the table.

WIDGETTwitter @yashar: The great Kathy Griffin has gone full Sasha Velour in solidarity with her sister, who is undergoing chemo: