‘For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman.’ – Bruce Jenner Says, While Clarifying That He Is Not Gay

Screenshot - 4_25_2015 , 6_13_51 AMBruce Jenner is explaining his sexuality after revealing to Diane Sawyer that he is transitioning into a woman.

During his exclusive sit-down interview with ABC News, Bruce shared that he is “not gay.”

“I am, as far as I know, heterosexual,” he explained. “As far as I know, I’ve never been with a guy. I’ve always been married, raising kids.”

“And you can desire a woman every bit as much?” Sawyer asked.

“Yah, yah,” he responded.

Sawyer continued, “If you are a male and you become a female, but you like women, are you a lesbian? Are you a heterosexual who…”

But before Sawyer could fill in the blank, the Olympic athlete said, “You’re going back to the sex thing and it’s apples and oranges.” Continue reading

Laverne Cox Snags Lead Role In CBS Pilot

Cox_Laverne_03_xret-croppedMany of us were introduced to her as a firefighter-turned-convicted-felon, but now we’ll get to see Laverne Cox on the other side of the law.

According to People, the ‘Orange is the New Black’ star has snagged a lead role in CBS legal pilot, Doubt.

Cox will be playing Cameron Wirth, a transgender Ivy League-educated defense attorney who is described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients.”

The script will be written by Grey’s Anatomy producers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan. They will also step in as executive producers alongside Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman.

This game-changing casting decision makes Cox the first transgender lead character in the history of network television. Of course, this isn’t the first time the 30-year-old has made history. Last year, she became the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy for her role as Litchfield Correctional Facility inmate Sophia Burset.

“I feel so blessed to be a vessel for this moment,” she said of her 2014 nomination. “It’s wild because there’s a lot of haters out there, but there’s been so much love … I’ve been really lucky that people have been connecting with me and my story as well.”

We’re pretty thrilled about how diversified network television is becoming. Does “Doubt” sound a series you’ll be interested in checking out?

The Unfortunate Case Of Leelah Alcorn

HT_ht_joshua_leelah_alcorn1_ml_141231_16x9_992Seventeen years ago in Kings Mills, Ohio, a child was born into the Family of Mr. and Mrs. Alcorn. They named him Joshua. As a young child, Joshua was unusual; he was effeminate and loved to play in girl’s clothing. He loved dolls, long hair and other things that females are normally inclined to. At the age of four, he started feeling like a girl trapped in a boy’s body.

The family attended the Northeast Church of Christ in Cincinnati and Joshua was raised in a strict Christian home and was constantly fed with what most of our parents filled or do still fill us with – several doses of religious doctrines and ample bible texts.

At the age of fourteen, after several years of emotional torture living in the closet, he decided enough was enough, and decided to come out to his parents. He did and got a stern negative reaction from them. He also made it known to them that he wanted to be referred to as ‘she’ and Leelah, not Joshua. Continue reading