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#VIDEO: 3 #FTM GUYS TALK VISIBILITY! [@ROCassataMusic]

So 20th Of November was Transgender Day of Remembrance and here is a bit about how visibility can save someone from suicide.

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#RadioShow: @TheOutThereShow – Interviews Dj Kaspa & Kayza Rose (#TheBlackLesbianHandbook)

An LGBT Lifestyle show hosted by Jules and Ems discussing LGBT events, groups, people, music, fashion, TV and film accompanied by light-hearted chat and an eclectic choice of music. Our first show will feature a lively discussion about the Channel 4oD short film, ‘The Black Lesbian Handbook.’

We attended the screening and met some of the people involved and got to hear their stories. They were all so engaging and two of these people will be guests on our show talking about their involvement in the short film and sharing their stories.

We have Kay, who is the reason the short film came about and was the consultant researcher on the films. Her story about how the films evolved and developed is a great one! And lastly we have Kaila Barrett, a DJ from Croydon who had her very own three minute short within the Handbook that followed her story and is titled, The Stem.

This show is presented by: Ems & Jules And Tune In HERE

Article: [TheWrap] @50Cent – “I don’t have homophobia”

Once accused of being anti-gay, the rapper talks with TheWrap about how he’s helping a transgender boy

Anyone lamenting the strained relationship between hip-hop and LGBT people might want to watch 50 Cent’s “Dream School.”

The new Sundance Channel series connects troubled teens with a dream team of celebrity instructors: David Arquette is a home room and drama teacher. Swizz Beatz teaches music. The Rev. Jesse Jackson teaches political science. Oliver Stone teaches history — with predictably uneven results.

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The show focuses on helping students dealing with violence, poverty and pregnancy, as well as Alan, a transgender boy who was born a girl.

“I want to graduate and get away from the people at my school,” Alan says on the show, premiering next week. “I got bullied. I went to the hospital. My mom just didn’t even visit me. I wish I was the person my parents wanted me to be. I wish I was born the person I am now because… I was born a girl.”

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He now has an advocate in a rapper who’s first big hit, “In Da Club,” includes the line, “You that f—-t ass n—a trying to pull me back, right.”

The 50 Cent of today — an actor, philanthropist, and the executive producer of “Dream School” — isn’t the same person who delivered that line a decade ago.

But 50, born Curtis Jackson, says he was never a homophobe. He says some listeners are too quick to assume every line in every song reflects the performer at all times.

“I don’t have homophobia. I never did,” Jackson told TheWrap.

The rap icon has been accused of anti-gay comments outside his music. But in a genre long-tainted by homophobia, he was also open and supportive of his mother’s same-sex relationship, years before Frank Ocean’s coming out made many rappers rethink their prejudices.

“When you actually make music that mirrors the environment, you use the terminology,” he said. “You use the language. Like if you were making a painting, and you were painting the American flag, if I told you to do that, and not use red, not use the harsh terms or the tougher messages, you would never successfully paint the flag.”

 

Read the full interview here