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This is so necessary in today's world!
On Tuesday's episode of The Fosters, Aaron — a transgender law student played by real trans actor Elliot Fletcher (above) — and Callie (Maia Mitchell) are officially a couple!
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This marks the first time a lead female character of a teen drama has coupled up with someone transgender.
Maia told TVGuide.com that this relationship is "breaking down barriers" regarding trans representation in the media. She said:
"[The episode] touches on a lot of things for trans kids, especially the relationship between Callie and Aaron. It's really important that we do see the heroine female of a show in a relationship with a trans man… I think it's breaking down barriers. I don't think I've seen that, especially not on a show with our demographic. It's a really important issue and it's going to speak to a lot of people, particularly the trans community. I'm really proud of it."
When the two characters became official, fans couldn't contain their excitement! As seen on Twitter:
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How you doin'? Not well, apparently!
Earlier this month, it was announced that Wendy Williams would host Fierce Fridays, a live RuPaul's Drag Race viewing party that would air on VH1 right before new episodes of the hit competition show.
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However, many of the program's past contestants are calling BS on this casting choice!
On Monday, drag queen Detox — who appeared on the fifth season — posted the following screenshot on Instagram of a Facebook message from fellow performer Stephanie Stone accusing the talk show host of kicking Erick Atoure Aviance out of her audience for dressing in drag:
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After estimates came out that the state of North Carolina would be losing out on an insane $3.76 billion from the loss of business because of their LGBT-unfriendly law, it looks like HB2 may finally be history!
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In a press conference on Tuesday evening — just hours after the NCAA gave the state an ultimatum about sporting events through 2022 — Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore revealed the General Assembly had agreed to a repeal of House Bill 2, aka the "Bathroom Bill!"
The Republicans said new Governor Roy Cooper offered up a proposal that will make the following changes:
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Just when we thought North Carolina's bathroom bill couldn't get worse!
On Sunday, it was estimated that the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the southern state over $3.76 billion in lost business throughout the course of 12 years. This shocking update directly contradicts the Republican party's claims that the bill would NOT hurt NC's economy.
But you know. When have they been wrong about money..?
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According to the Associated Press, the state has had numerous financial hits over the last year alone. Specifically,
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We are so ecstatic for her!
Gabrielle Gibson is the first transgender bride to appear on the original version of Say Yes To The Dress and she couldn't be happier!
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The 33-year-old spoke to People ahead of the airing of her episode on Saturday, and she sounds as thrilled as you'd imagine!
It's an especially emotional moment for her as she admits she never thought she'd get married.
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What a shitty situation.
A Pennsylvania lawsuit just flipped an argument used for transgender bathroom rights on its head to fight against the progressive movement.
The suit, filed by a top religious conservative group, states that a high school boy was humiliated and emotionally traumatized by being forced to change in a locker room in front of a transgender boy.
Joel Doe, an anonymous name for the high school junior, was changing his outfit for gym class last October when he noticed the transgender boy — described in the suit as a female — wearing "nothing but shorts and a bra."
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The complaint states:
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A transgender father and daughter from Michigan are telling the inspiring story about their individual transitions.
Corey Maison, 15, came out to her parents four years ago that she identified as a girl, but it wasn't until last year that her mother (Erica, now Eric) also struggled with gender identity.
Before understanding what it meant to be transgender, both Corey and Eric felt uncomfortable in their skin.
The teen told People:
"I was always sad and angry all the time, and I didn't know what to do about it."
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