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The Beyoncé of yesteryear certainly wasn’t the kind of artist that got involved in political conversations or protests, but the Beyoncé of today is certainly one of the pop world’s biggest activists when it comes to feminism and civil rights. And this week Beyoncé also flexed her activist muscles for the LGBT movement as she…

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Last week, Kirk Franklin reignited a national conversation about the treatment, or rather the mistreatment, of gay people in the Black church and offered an apology to the LGBT community for the homophobia they’ve experienced from Christians. Now, it looks like fellow gospel star Erica Campbell is keeping the conversation going as she recently shared…

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VH1 broke major reality TV ground this year when they added real-life gay couple Milan Christopher and Miles to the cast of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,” making them the first gay male couple to be prominently featured on the show. And now it looks like VH1 wants to push the boundaries even farther with…

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Waka Flocka definitely put his foot in his mouth last week when he went on a disgruntled rant last week against Caitlyn Jenner and the rest of the transgender community during an interview. Since then, Waka has been under fire from the trans community over his comments, but now he’s speaking out and denying allegations…

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Undocumented trans Latina leader Jennicet Gutierrez gained national attention this week when she interrupted President Obama while he spoke at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday. Now, after facing a mountain of criticism and scrutiny, Gutierrez is speaking out and explaining why she so passionately interrupted the president. As most know,…

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Laverne Cox has never been shy when talking gender politics in America and in her latest interview with SiriusXMProgress, Cox explains she feels men who date trans women face more stigma than trans women themselves. “Most men who are attracted to and date transgender women are probably stigmatized more than trans women are,” Cox said…

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Janet Mock has been a face for the transgender community for years now, but her status as an international icon hasn’t always been a reality. In fact, Mock wasn’t always proud of being trans and in a new interview with Oprah Winfrey, she explains how long it took to fully embrace her trans identity. During…

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Last month, Jamie Foxx came under fire from critics after he made what some considered to be a transphobic jokes toward Bruce Jenner, who is allegedly planning to come out as transgender later this week. Now, Foxx is speaking out and denying that he has any hate or ill will toward the transgender community. Foxx…

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  Shockwaves were sent through the transgender community last week when news hit that Leelah Alcorn, a transgender female teen, had committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving truck. Since then, outrage has surged over the bullying that Alcorn endured before her suicide, and now, sadly, it seems that the bullying hasn’t stopped because a…

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For the past two years, Laverne Cox has been in front of the camera, representing the transgender community as a star on “Orange Is the New Black.” But tonight, Cox takes a step behind the scenes and shines a light on the lives of several transgender youth in the new documentary “The T Word.” But…

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Violence erupted on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, this past weekend when a transgender woman was attacked and beaten unconscious by four men. Now, police have finally revealed footage of two of the attackers to the public. According to CBS News, the attack happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Bushwick. Police say the 28-year-old victim…

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Tragedy has struck for the family of Los Angeles Clippers player Reggie Bullock as reports surfaced that his transgender sister, Mia Henderson, 26, was found murdered in the streets of Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, Henderson’s body was found around 6 a.m. in an alley known as “a hot spot for prostitution” in northeast…

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Last week, the Internet exploded with a viral video of two transgender women being attacked by two men on Atlanta’s MARTA transit system on May 20. Although many viewers saw the video as humorous fodder, Atlanta police rightly saw the video as a recording of a crime and began an investigation to find the two…

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