Tag: transgender

Brianna ‘BB’ Hill Becomes the 20th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Screenshot: KCTV In what’s become far too common, another black trans woman has been killed. KCTV reports that on Monday morning, Brianna “BB” Hill was gunned down in the Vineyard neighborhood of Kansas City, Mo. When police arrived at the scene, the alleged shooter was present, according to Police Capt. Tim Hernandez. Authorities believe there […]

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Transgender Comedienne and Activist Referenced in Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones Dies by Suicide

(L-R): Dave Chappelle in Sticks & Stones; Daphne DormanPhoto: Mathieu Bitton (Courtesy of Netflix), Screenshot: YouTube Daphne Dorman, the transgender woman referenced in Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special, Sticks & Stones, has died, Deadline confirms. San Francisco’s Office of Transgender Initiatives reports that the cause of Dorman’s death was suicide. Dorman, who according to her Twitter […]

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Why Even Straight People Should Be Watching the LGBTQ Presidential Forum

The top candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president are courting the LGBTQ vote—and the vote of their allies—on Thursday during an hours-long town hall on CNN. Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar, as well as Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, former Secretary Julian […]

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Are Gay and Transgender Workers Protected by Federal Law? US Supreme Court Will Decide

Transgender Army veteran Tanya Walker speaks to protesters in Times Square near a military recruitment center as they show their anger at President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military on July 26, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) On Tuesday, the U.S. […]

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Malik Yoba Speaks (Again): ‘The World Ain’t Always Ready for All People to Be Free’

Malik Yoba attends a screening of “What Men Want” at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in New YorkPhoto: Charles Sykes (AP) Cue the violins. Malik Yoba has broken his silence weeks after that catastrophic on-camera interview with The Root’s senior reporter Terrell Jermaine Starr nearly broke the internet. Advertisement Malik Yoba […]

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Malik Yoba Storms Off Set After Being Pressed on Allegations of Soliciting Sex From a Minor

Actor Malik Yoba stormed off the set during an on-camera interview with The Root Friday after being asked about allegations that he solicited sex from a minor who engaged in survival sex work in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The walkout was also seemingly triggered by questions about his motives for publishing an Instagram […]

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Elizabeth Warren Pays Tribute to Slain Black Trans Women at LGBTQ Forum, Demands Trump ‘Say Their Names’

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Elizabeth Warren gets it. As the latest edition of The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings indicates, the 70-year-old Senator is firing on all cylinders in her quest to rid the Oval Office of its imbecilic orange incumbent. Advertisement She’s got a plan for damn near everything, and when she’s […]

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Angelica Ross of Pose Fame Speaks Truth to Power, Riling Bernie Bros and Trump Twitter Trolls

Angelica Ross on the red carpet in West Hollywood, Calif., August 2019Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty) Angelica Ross gained the attention of a flood of Bernie Sanders supporters and enraged Trump Twitter trolls after the transgender actress and activist’s hot take on Trump policies impacting trans folks and Sanders’ decision to skip an LGBTQ presidential candidates’ forum she […]

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Ahead of the Curve: What Every Lingerie Brand Can Learn From Rihanna’s Vision for Savage x Fenty

Screenshot: Prime Video (YouTube) “I’m looking for unique characteristics in people that aren’t usually highlighted in the world of fashion, as it pertains to lingerie and ‘sexy’…what society sees [as] sexy,” says Rihanna within the first minute of her Savage x Fenty Show mini-doc, now streaming on Amazon’s Prime Video. Aside from simply showing the […]

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Ben Carson Reportedly Speaks of ‘Big, Hairy Men’ Entering Women’s Bathrooms in Comments Called Transphobic

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) Ben Carson invoked tropes of “big, hairy men” invading women’s bathrooms in shelters and mourned a past when there were “just women and just men” in comments at least three staffers present while he was speaking took offense to as transphobic commentary. That’s according to the Washington Post, which reports that […]

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Pose, but Make It Presidential: Actress-Activist Angelica Ross to Host a Democratic Candidate Forum on LGBTQ+ Issues

Angelica Ross attends the red carpet event for FX’s “Pose” at Pacific Design Center on August 09, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images) We fell in love with Angelica Ross as the always-ready-with-a-clapback “Candy” on FX’s Pose, but it’ll be the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates who will soon get a taste of […]

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Bee Love Slater Becomes the 18th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Friends and family attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Bee Love Slater.Screenshot: NBC2 On the morning of Sept. 4, Hendry Country sheriff’s deputies doused the flames of a PT Cruiser in a rural Clewiston, Fla., neighborhood. Inside were the charred remains of Bee Love Slater, a black transgender woman. She was 23. The Washington […]

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Phi Beta Sigma Removes Malik Yoba From Youth Leadership Role Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Photo: Lars Niki (Getty Images for NYCWFF) Since announcing his attraction to trans women, actor Malik Yoba’s life has become infinitely more complicated. He’s faced public backlash, internal strife within his family and accusations of inappropriate relationships with trans minors during his New York Undercover heyday. Keenly aware of how allegations of that nature could […]

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Malik Yoba Says He’s Attracted to Trans Women, Will Host Workshop at the National Trans Visibility March in D.C. [Updated]

Malik Yoba attends ‘Nobody’s Fool’ New York Premiere on October 28, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Dominik Bindl (Getty Images) Malik Yoba is sparking conversation via Instagram. The 51-year-old actor recently took to the social media platform to reveal he is “trans attracted” and will be hosting a workshop at the National Trans Visibility […]

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Malik Yoba Says He’s Attracted to Trans Women, Will Host Workshop at the National Trans Visibility March in D.C.

Malik Yoba attends ‘Nobody’s Fool’ New York Premiere on October 28, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Dominik Bindl (Getty Images) Malik Yoba is sparking conversation via Instagram. The 51-year-old actor recently took to the social media platform to reveal he is “trans attracted” and will be hosting a workshop at the National Trans Visibility […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 24, 2019

Happy reading! Tips For A Successful 2019 School Year: Many schools went back in session this week; some were already in full swing! Jim Holsomback presents a handy guide on tips for a great start, sample conversation starters to help you engage with your kid and stay in the loop, and several mental health resources […]

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‘There’s a Bigger Lesson’: Laverne Cox Talks About the Future of Trans Visibility—Onscreen and Off

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris ((Getty Images) Laverne Cox is looking beyond being “first.” Now nominated for her third Emmy since 2014 for Orange Is the New Black, which just aired its final season, the actress and activist, indisputably a pioneer in her field, spoke to W magazine about the honor. In particular, Cox spoke about the […]

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Thanks to Meghan Markle, Laverne Cox Is the 1st Trans Woman to Appear on the Cover of British Vogue

Laverne Cox attends the Orange Is the New Black Season 7, World Premiere Screening and Afterparty 2019 on July 25, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) “It’s a dream come true,” says Laverne Cox of her history-making appearance on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue, as reported by People. Cox […]

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