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.
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.
Atlanta is known for a lot of things–its inability to handle any weather conditions outside of a nice, sunny day, its booming entertainment industry, sports, good food, great colleges, and well, our very large LGBTQ population. So it’s only natural that a PRIDE parade would take place here, and that it would be a really big deal with lots of media coverage. But of course, where there’s an LGBTQ celebration, there are also protestors. They’re usually shouting and waving signs about God, AIDS, and pedophilia. Yep. And the angry group showed up right on time for the PRIDE festival over the weekend–but I don’t think things went exactly how they had planned. They weren’t greeted by attendees with hate or malice, but rather with some nice, big, beautiful flowers.
So the MTV VMA (Video Music Awards) nominations rolled out yesterday, and shortly after, things got a little…well a lot heated on Twitter. Nicki Minaj, who felt she’d been overlooked, took to the social network to express herself. Unexpectedly, Taylor Swift had something to say (to Nicki) as well.
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.