Last week, comedian Lil Duval appeared as a guest on the “World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show,” the Breakfast Club. The discussion turned to the transgender community, as one of the guests that week had been transgender activist, author, and host Janet Mock. While on, the crew asked Duval what he would do in the instance that he’d slept with a trans person, without prior knowledge of the person’s gender assignment at birth. Duval responded by saying that he’d “probably kill them.” Of course…that didn’t go well. There isn’t a PR person on this planet that could make what he said sound good, and honestly, they shouldn’t even try. Immediately after that comment, all members of the Breakfast Club informed Duval that murdering a trans person is a hate crime. However, that didn’t stop people from boycotting Charlamagne, and boycotting The Breakfast Club into this week. But now, I have questions.
50 people were killed in an Orlando, FL nightclub over the weekend. Pulse, a well known gay club in the area was the target of a mass shooting carried out by 29-year-old Omar Mateen. While 53 more people remain hospitalized, and in critical condition, Americans have found themselves in a peculiar position-trying to figure out where to place the blame.
In the last week, both Ben Carson and Caitlyn Jenner have voiced support for Presidential candidate Donald J.(ackass) Trump. And while anyone who supports Donald Trump is an enigma to me, these two are particularly troubling. Mainly because one is Black and one is a trans woman.
Journalist Clay Cane explores homophobia in the black church with the groundbreaking BET.com documentary ‘HollerIfYouHearMe: Black and Gay in the Church.’ Created and produced by Cane, his film debut puts the narrative in the hands of Black LGBT people who are torn between their faith and sexuality.
Last night, VH1 aired a groundbreaking special following an episode of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, called #OutInHipHop. The round table discussion, hosted by T.J. Holmes, has been much anticipated since it was announced last week. Anxious viewers tuned in hoping to get a better understanding of what it means to be gay, while being immersed in Hip Hop culture. Two of the show’s stars, Miles and Milan, two men, who are now in a relationship, have been the topic of discussion for quite some time now. We’ve watched their relationship unfold on screen, and last night, we got a chance to hear from both men and women who have made major contributions to Hip Hop, and just so happen to be a part of the LGBTQ community.
Since the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage can no longer be banned nationwide, this country has been divided like a stripper’s legs on a Saturday night. Many argue that “the gays” are ruining the sanctity of marriage. But I have something to say about that.
Caitlyn Jenner has been laying low since she came out to the world back in April. She revealed her new look on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocking everybody last month, but after that, we didn’t really hear much from her. Now the Olympic athlete turned reality star is stepping out for the first time since her transition, and I have to admit, she doesn’t look half bad.