The Transgender Community, Boycotts & the Breakfast Club

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.

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Rachel Dolezal: You Ain’t Foolin Nobody…Well You Are. Just Not Me.

JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Rachel Dolezal, director of education & curator of the Human Rights Education Institute, discusses the offering of Human Rights Education Institute flags Monday in response to flags flown by local hate groups.

Rachel Dolezal girl, I’ve had it up to here with you. Over the past few days, I’ve been trying to dissect this whole thing. Reading article after article, watching video after video for any sign of just what the hell is going on with you. But I’m onto you now. I know exactly what this is.

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Laverne Cox Writes Poignant Essay in Response to Caitlyn’s Vanity Fair Cover

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Yesterday, Caitlyn Jenner, (formerly known as Bruce Jenner) broke the internet with her triumphant revelation of Caitlyn, the woman she claims she always knew she was on the inside. While there have been different opinions on Caitlyn’s transition, varying from heart warming to downright transphobic, one thing none of us can ignore is Caitlyn’s privilege.

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Bruce Jenner to Appear on Vanity Fair Cover as “Her”

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, Bruce Jenner, the man of the Kardashian/Jenner household is transitioning into womanhood. After a number of procedures, and a much talked about sit down with Diane Sawyer, Jenner seems to finally be comfortable in his own skin, and he’s ready to share with the world.

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This Guy’s Pissed That Laverne Cox Was Invited to the Party

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Laverne Cox, who rose to stardom as a stylish hair slayer in the Netflix original Orange is the New Black, has been breaking down barriers since she first stepped on to the scene. Now, the actress has taken things a step further by doing something none of us ever saw coming. She’s posing nude in this month’s issue of Allure magazine. Continue reading

The Bible…and GAY.

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After listening to President Jimmy Carter’s keynote address at Clark Atlanta University last week, I really got to thinking. Not that I hadn’t been thinking before, but his words really got me thinking about a particular topic. The topic of his speech that day was violence against women. He talked about everything from sex trafficking, to rape, to unequal pay across gender lines. As interesting and as important as all of those things are, one thing he said really stood out to me. He said that the misinterpretation of religious texts is responsible for much of the violence against women. The ideology that women are inferior, less than, and meant to be submissive all stem from religious books like the Bible and the Quran, but President Carter says that he feels the texts have been misinterpreted…and I agree. That brings me to the issue of homosexuality and the Church, and how I feel religion has been used to make members of the LGBTQ community, scapegoats.

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