Tag: transphobia

Transgender Employee of Rosario Dawson Hits Actress With Lawsuit Accusing Her—and Her Mama—of Vicious Beatdown

A transgender employee of actress Rosario Dawson is suing her and her family, accusing them of a violent assault and transphobic bias, including repeated misgendering. Dedrek Finley came to know the family as a lesbian woman some time ago, Finley’s attorney, Tasha Alyssa Hill, told NBC News. Finley got along so well with Dawson, her […]

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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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HUD Has a Ridiculous Legal Argument for Turning Trans People Away From Federally Funded Shelters

The Trump administration has spared no minority group its vitriol and hate, but transgender people have been especially targeted and maligned by the president and his cabinet. It started with his efforts to ban trans people from serving in the military and denying trans people access to medical care. His latest attack carried out by […]

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Pose Stars Indya Moore and Angelica Ross Slam CNN’s Chris Cuomo for Pronoun ‘Joke’ During an LGBTQ Town Hall

“Not today, colonizerChris Cuomo” was basically the reaction of Pose stars Indya Moore and Angelica Ross, along with other members and advocates of the transgender community, after the CNN host made an insensitive remark about preferred pronouns during an LGBTQ-focused “Equality Town Hall” event hosted by the network. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the […]

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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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Ben Carson Doubles Down on Transphobic Comments, Quotes Bible Scriptures

Photo: Damian Dovarganes (AP) You can actually be the smartest person in the room—on paper—and say the dumbest shit. It’s what some in hood culture call “that smart dumb shit.” Enter Ben Carson, a.k.a. Uncle Ben. The current Housing and Urban Development Secretary is defending what some have deemed as transphobic remarks—and of course accusing […]

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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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Did Dave Chappelle Use Those Sticks & Stones to Build Himself a Lazy ‘Shock Value’ Box?

Dave Chappelle in Sticks & StonesPhoto: Mathieu Bitton (Courtesy of Netflix) Dave Chappelle doesn’t really give a fuck what people think. Wait, let me reword that—he does give enough of a fuck to respond to his critics with a one-hour comedy special, but after he says his piece, you can kiss his entire black ass. […]

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You Can Definitely Skip Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special ‘Sticks & Stones’

Dave Chappelle made a return to Netflix Monday with a new stand-up special, Sticks & Stones. Fans quickly realized that, if you watch until the very end, the special has a secret epilogue called “The Punchline,” where Chappelle answers questions from audience members who went to his separate Dave Chappelle on Broadway stand-up show last […]

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Trump’s Justice Department Tells the US Supreme Court Civil Rights Laws Don’t Protect Transgender Workers

Hundreds protest a Trump administration announcement in February 2017 in New York that rescinded an Obama-era order allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms matching their gender identities. On Aug. 16, 2019, the Trump administration in a brief to the Supreme Court said federal civil rights protections don’t extend to transgender workers. Photo: Spencer Platt […]

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‘I Panicked’: The Terrible, Twisted Tale of the Model Who Lied About Being Transgender

Model Carissa Danielle Pinkston on September 18, 2018 in London, England.Photo: Kirstin Sinclair (Getty Images) What a tangled web we weave when transphobia leads us to deceive! In what is easily one of the fashion world’s most disturbing and confusing narratives of late (and there have been many), last week, a rising model falsely claimed […]

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Denali Berries Stuckey Becomes 12th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Photo: iStock The murderous death toll continues to climb for members of the transgender community with news of the killing of Denali Berries Stuckey, the 12th transgender woman to be slain this year. Stuckey, 29, was found shot to death along a road in North Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, and police are now investigating whether her […]

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Police Make Arrest in the Killing of Zoe Spears, Whose Death Marked the 10th of a Black Trans Woman This Year

Photo: iStock A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Zoe Spears, a 23-year-old whose death last month outside Washington, D.C., marked the 10th this year of a black transgender woman. The Prince George’s County, Md., police say Gerardo Thomas, 33, admits to having been armed and in […]

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Zoe Spears Becomes 10th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Photo: iStock Maryland police are investing the death of 23-year-old Zoe Spears, the 10th transgender woman to be killed in America this year—each of whom has been black. The 9th Black Trans Woman Has Been Killed This Year On Wednesday, the body of Chanel Scurlock—a transgender black woman—was discovered in a field in… Read more […]

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The 9th Black Trans Woman Has Been Killed This Year

Brenda Scurlock talks to reporters after the murder of her transgender daughter Chanel.Screenshot: WRAL Video On Wednesday, the body of Chanel Scurlock—a transgender black woman—was discovered in a field in Lumberton, N.C. shortly after midnight. She was 23. The Advocate reports that the victim was identified by friends and activists after suffering an unspecified number […]

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