ALICIA SIMMONS, A BLACK TRANS WOMAN, WAS FOUND DEAD

Alicia Simmons, a Black trans woman, was found dead in Philadelphia apartment on Sunday night according to reports. The news has slowly begun to spread across social media but is still an open investigation, at its preliminary stages. Very few details have been released at this time. The case is with Southwest Detective Division, according…

ITALI MARLOWE IS THE 20th TRANS PERSON KILLED IN 2019

For the already 20th time this year, the trans community is mourning the killing of one of its own. According to the LGBTQ+ magazine OutSmart, Itali Marlowe died after sustaining multiple gunshot injuries in Southwest Houston. After police responded to reports of a shooting at 15829 Ridgeroe Lane near the neighborhood of Ridgemont around 2 p.m. local time,…

BRIAN MICHAEL SMITH IS TV’s FIRST BLACK TRANS MAN IN REGULAR ROLE

Remember the name: Brian Michael Smith. The actor was one of three casting announcements that trickled out on Tuesday morning ahead of Fox’s 9-1-1 spinoff, Lone Star, which debuts in January. This next installment in Ryan Murphy’s burgeoning franchise will take place in Texas and star Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler as first responders tasked with saving lives every…

THIS ‘POSE’ PARODY IS THE FUNNIEST THING YOU’LL SEE ALL DAY

It’s tens across the board for this hilarious “Basic Ball” sketch from HBO’s new comedy A Black Lady Sketch Show. Ever wonder what a Pose-style ball for the non-fabulous would look like? Wonder no more! Perfectly channeling Billy Porter’s Pray Tell, Bob the Drag Queen emcees a ball. The sketch, parodizing the categories found in the…

KIKI FANTROY IS 13th BLACK TRANS WOMAN REPORTEDLY MURDERED IN 2019

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Kiki Fantroy was murdered on Wednesday morning. While they do not believe the murder was a hate crime, Fantroy’s mother has publicly speculated that she was targeted because of her gender identity. Fantroy’s sister is reportedly also skeptical about this news.  According to the Miami Herald, Fantroy was killed during…

MOONLIGHT WAS JUST NAMED THE BEST MOVE OF THE DECADE

Just like us, the good folks over at IndieWire love them some Moonlight. The entertainment site released their list of the top 100 films of this decade with the Oscar-winning title from Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney sitting at no. 1. “This sprawling look at romantic desire and the emotional hardships of the African-American experience folds its fixations into…

DENALI BERRIES STUCKY IS 12th BLACK TRANS WOMAN MURDERED IN 2019

Denali Berries Stuckey was murdered in Charleston, South Carolina early Saturday morning, according to local reports. Trans Griot blogger Monica Roberts, who also covered the death, notes that local media misgendered her in their reporting.  According to North Charleston Police, Stuckey’s body was found around 4 a.m. EST  on the side of the road. The victim…

THE CAST OF ‘POSE’ REACTS TO THEIR HISTORY-MAKING EMMY NOMINATIONS

The cast of Pose is fully aware that their show got nominated for a bunch of Emmys today, and they’re really, really fucking excited, to say the least. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that Pose, the Janet Mock and Ryan Murphy-produced period ballroom drama now in its second season on FX, had received six…