BROOKLY DESHAUNA SMITH IS THE 5th TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN 3 WEEKS

A Black transgender woman was found shot to death in Louisiana last Wednesday, making 2020 the deadliest year for the transgender community. Brooklyn DeShauna Smith, 20, was discovered in her apartment suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to the Shreveport Times. She is the 5th trans person in past three weeks and the 32nd trans…

KILLING OF FELYCYA HARRIS MARKS HARROWING YEAR FOR TRANS FOLKS

Felycya Harris, 33, a Black transgender woman, was shot to death Saturday in Augusta, Georgia. Her body was found at Meadowbrook Park with a single gunshot wound, and police are investigating her death as a homicide. Harris, who was deadnamed and misgendered in the initial police report, is believed to be the 31st known trans…

‘DRAG RACE’ QUEENS RELEASE PSA TO COMBAT TOXIC ‘FANDOM’

For years RuPaul’s Drag Race has had deep-seated issues within its supposed fandom. Viers of the show have criticized, ridiculed, and otherwise abused the show’s stars, the worst has been consistently reserved for Black contestants. Black performers have had their social media accounts hacked with racist epithets posted, and they’ve been threatened with murder. This hasn’t just…

RuPAUL WINS HISTORIC EMMY — POSSIBLY GIVES SNEAK PEEK OF ‘ALL STARS 6’

As we head into the big night of the Emmys, RuPaul Charles has already made history. With his namesake show RuPaul’s Drag Race, Charles has been racking up the awards this week.  With the virtual awards kicking off on Tuesday, RuPaul’s Drag Race has won quite a few trophies. Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for…

WATCH REP MALCOLM KENYATTA RIP INTO GOP OVER VOTER SUPPRESSION

Pennsylvania State Representation Malcolm Kenyatta delivered a fiery speech this week against Republican-backed legislation that he says will make it harder for people to have their votes counted. The bill, which passed the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in a party-line vote Wednesday and now goes to the Senate, eliminates drop boxes for ballots in the…

NIECY NASH COMES OUT, GETS MARRIED, INTRODUCES WIFE TO WORLD

Actress and comedian Niecy Nash surprised fans Monday posting a photo  of her wedding. The star is known for her appearances on shows like Claws, Scream Queens, and Reno 911!. “Mrs. Carol Denise Betts,” Nash wrote to Twitter. Though she’s known popularly as Niecy Nash, the actress’s legal name is Carol Denise. She was previously married to Jay…

DRAG RACE’S CHI CHI DEVAYNE HAS REPORTEDLY DIED

After weeks in the hospital, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Chi Chi DeVayne has died. Fellow alum Trinity K. Bonet announced the news on Instagram today. DeVayne, who competed on season 8 of the show, had been in the hospital being treated for pneumonia. In a recent Instagram Story post, while hooked up to a breathing tube she…

SHERVIN JONES BEATS ANTI-GAY ATTACKS, SET TO MAKE SENATE HISTORY

State Representative Shevrin Jones appears on his way to becoming Florida’s first out state senator. Jones came out on top Tuesday in a crowded Democratic primary for the state’s 35th District in a campaign filled with homophobic attacks and false accusations. He now advances to the general election where he is expected to easily win against…

THE POLICE WHO KILLED THIS BI BLACK MAN WILL NOT BE CHARGED

The mother of a bisexual Black man who was shot to death by police last year is demanding answers after the Bronx District Attorney announced yesterday she will not press charges against the police officers involved in that fatal shooting. DA Darcel Clark declined to press charges against Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis, who…