Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans TIME Magazine Cover Model

Laverne Cox TimeTIME magazine is making up for their non-inclusion of Laverne Cox – who plays the amazingly resourceful hairstylist Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black – on their 100 Most Influential list with a brand new story entitled “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.”

After an outpouring of fans wondered why the transgendered advocate was missing from the issue (#whereislavernecox), the magazine has given the actress her very own cover. While Cox told her followers that they “made this happen,” a spokesperson for Time says the story had been planned “months” before the controversy.  Continue reading “Laverne Cox Becomes First Trans TIME Magazine Cover Model”

Lucas Silveira Of The Cliks Is Engaged!

Lead singer/guitarist for the rock band The Cliks (“Oh Yeah,“Dirty King”) Lucas Silveira proposed to his girlfriend, Skye Chevolleau, who said “yes” on stage Friday night at Toronto Pride 2012.

Silveira, the first notable transgendered rock star (sorry Tom Gabel), simply typed “Gettin’ hitched!” on Facebook after performing at the Canadian pride festival.

The Cliks frontman, who is the sole remaining member of the group, wrote recently for NOW Magazine about feeling “alienated” by the LBGT community. In the article, he talks about coming under fire for using the word “tranny” and talking about his past as a woman.

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Why Doesn’t Carson Kressley Dance With A Man On DWTS?

A recent controversy sparked by Chaz Bono had me wondering something…

If Carson Kressley from Queer Eye is gay and on Dancing With The Stars, why doesn’t he get to dance with a man?

Chaz Bono is dancing with a woman, I understand that he is transgendered but if DWTS is so open-minded then why is that not happening?

They still don’t have a professional dancer who is comfortable dancing with another man?

They kind of all look like they would be to me so maybe that is up to the producers? I saw Lacey Schwimmer’s (Chaz’s partner) on TV the other day, she didn’t look so comfortable herself.

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