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Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

NEW YORK (AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 20th, 2017

ICYMI: Jennifer Lopez Showed How Woke She Was With This Gender Non-Binary Message!

Obviously Jennifer Lopez is a queen. But that does not always translate to treating people with the utmost respect. *cough*Mariah Carey*cough* Related: Mariah's Diva Antics EXPOSED By Notable Masseuse To The Stars Thankfully, it turns out J.Lo is as woke as they come, and she proved it by showing her 68 million Instagram followers how to show deference [...] Obviously Jennifer Lopez is a queen. But that does not always translate to treating people with the utmost respect. *cough*Mariah Carey*cough* Related: Mariah's Diva Antics EXPOSED By Notable Masseuse To The Stars Thankfully, it turns out J.Lo is as woke as they come, and she proved it by showing her 68 million Instagram followers how to show deference to someone whose gender non-binary identity is largely misunderstood. She posted this week: This is Brendan my sister Leslie's second child!! They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!! And I couldn't be more proud!!! Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!! Titi Jenn loves you!! #superproudauntie #familia❤A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:48pm PDT Notice how she used the proper preferred pronouns in reference to Brendan? And focused on the important attributes like intelligence and heart and leadership? While some of her followers were confused, most noticed right away, posting comments like: They/Them/Their. GO @JLO!!!!!!!!!!!! jlo respecting her sisters kids pronouns i love this concept Thank you so much for being so rad about pronouns, J. I love you. This is so great on SO MANY levels. 🎯💯 Thank you @jlo 🙌🏻 And CONGRATS Brendan! #nonbinary Keep being real, Jenny from the Block!.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 19th, 2017

Fashion industry, retailers and the gender binary

NEW YORK (AP) — As a transgender woman who began her transition about a year ago, Kylie Jack is still figuring out her fashion style, but she wanted one thing right away: well-fitting bras......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 20th, 2017

Blowing Up the Binary: How "Transparent" Season 4 Is Personal for Jill Soloway

The creator of the Amazon series opens up about the latest season, which features one character's journey to identifying as gender non-binary.read more.....»»

Category: tvSource: hollywoodreporterSep 25th, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery series premiere recap: 'The Vulcan Hello'/'Battle at the Binary Stars' - EW.com

EW.comStar Trek: Discovery series premiere recap: 'The Vulcan Hello'/'Battle at the Binary Stars'EW.comAfter a 12-year absence, Star Trek returned to its original medium Sunday night — well, for an episode, at least. CBS aired the series premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, the sixth Star Trek television series, in a primetime slot, before posting it and ...Where 'Star Trek: Discovery' Will Boldly Go After That Shocking PremiereHollywood Reporter'Star Trek Discovery' EPs Alex Kurtzman & Akiva Goldsman On “Burnham's Dilemma” & Michelle Yeoh ShockerDeadlineStar Trek: Discovery boldly goes where no Star Trek show has gone beforeThe VergeMashable -Vulture -USA TODAY -E! Onlineall 262 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 25th, 2017

How Amazing Is This Day Camp For Transgender & Gender-Fluid Kids??

This is amazing! The Bay Area's Rainbow Day Camp is leading the way for creating safe (and fun!) spaces for kids who identify as transgender or "gender fluid"! Better said, this nonprofit is offering an atmosphere where children ages 4-17 are free to explore of gender identity and expression — all while participating in ordinary summer camp [...] This is amazing! The Bay Area's Rainbow Day Camp is leading the way for creating safe (and fun!) spaces for kids who identify as transgender or "gender fluid"! Better said, this nonprofit is offering an atmosphere where children ages 4-17 are free to explore of gender identity and expression -- all while participating in ordinary summer camp activities. Love! Related: Caitlyn Jenner's Excuse For Wearing A 'Make America Great Again' Hat… Camp founder Sandra Collins, who is also the mother of a nine-year-old transgender girl, said: "A decade ago, this camp wouldn't have existed. Eventually, I do believe, it won't be so innovative. I didn't know you could be transgender at a very young age. But my daughter knew for sure at 2." She added: "A lot of these kids have been bullied and had trauma at school. This is a world where none of that exists, and they're in the majority. That's a new experience for kids who are used to hiding and feeling small." At Rainbow Day Camp, kids are given the opportunity to choose their own gender pronouns and counselors are on hand if they want to talk. Therapy sessions are also offered to families at a support group after morning drop-off. We need more of this!!! To read more about Rainbow Day Camp, click HERE! [Image via Rainbow Day Camp.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 7th, 2017

Sam Smith Comes Out With Gender-Fluid Identity: "I Feel Just As Much Woman As I Am Man"

Sam Smith is opening up more than ever. Ahead of The Thrill Of It All's November 3 release, the singer sat down for an honest interview with The Sunday Times to discuss sexuality, gender, and his new music! Related: Sam & Brandon Flynn Enjoyed A Broadway Show For Date Night Talking about coming out publicly in 2014 with [...] Sam Smith is opening up more than ever. Ahead of The Thrill Of It All's November 3 release, the singer sat down for an honest interview with The Sunday Times to discuss sexuality, gender, and his new music! Related: Sam & Brandon Flynn Enjoyed A Broadway Show For Date Night Talking about coming out publicly in 2014 with the release of his first album, the 25-year-old confessed: "Looking back on it, it was the fear of saying the wrong thing and offending. And I was 19 when I started writing the first album. I'd just moved to London from a village—I was literally the only gay in the village. I didn't know what I wanted to say." Now, it sounds like Sam has become more comfortable with his identity. When asked if he feels like a cisgender male, he replied: "No. I mean, I've got these tattoos on my fingers. I don't know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man." The tattoos the Brit is referring to are of the male and female gender symbols. Smith also talked about his love for dressing up in drag, saying he checks out Australia's House Of Priscilla when he can: "Oh my god, I just buy everything – heels, dresses. We have a great time." He continued about his gender-fluid identity: "I love a heel. I've got loads of heels at home... People don't know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn. There was one moment in my life when I didn't own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make up every day at school – eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for two and a half years." The star added he was bullied for it in school: "I got teased a lot for it. But there were also people respecting me for walking around like that in my school." We love that he owned it!! Also in his candid interview, the Oscar winner talked about how his new music is showing how much he's grown: "I think they show my growth, my confidence. I feel like they show me. They show the gay guy I've become." Beautiful! While he remained relatively out of the spotlight before releasing his new tracks, Sam explained he was "going out too much" the last year: "Last year...I'd say the entire year, I went out too much, I started drinking way too much and I started smoking cigarettes, stupidly. And I lost a little bit of control towards the end. I haven't drunk now in 2.5 months. I will drink again—it wasn't 'A Drinking Problem.'" Although, he's definitely aware of his "addictive personality." There's just so much to learn about him! [Image via Lia Toby/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 23rd, 2017

Sam Smith on Gender Identity: ‘I Feel Just As Much Woman As I Am Man’

Sam Smith is getting candid about his gender identity. In an interview with The Sunday Times published on Sunday (October 22), the 25-year-old “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer reflected on coming out as a gay man and his own gender identity. “People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with [...] Sam Smith is getting candid about his gender identity. In an interview with The Sunday Times published on Sunday (October 22), the 25-year-old “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer reflected on coming out as a gay man and his own gender identity. “People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn [Monroe], and all that. There was one moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for 2.5 years,” Sam explained. When asked if he felt as though he felt like a cisgender man, he showed his finger tattoos to the writer – two Venus symbols – and said no. “I mean, I’ve got these tattoos on my fingers…I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man.” Sam‘s new album, The Thrill of It All, drops on November 3......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 23rd, 2017

Sam Smith on Gender Identity: "I Feel Just As Much Woman As I Am Man"

Sam Smith is getting candid about his gender identity. In an interview with The Sunday Times published on Sunday (October 22), the 25-year-old “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer reflected on coming out as a gay man and his own gender identity. “People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with [...] Sam Smith is getting candid about his gender identity. In an interview with The Sunday Times published on Sunday (October 22), the 25-year-old “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer reflected on coming out as a gay man and his own gender identity. “People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn [Monroe], and all that. There was one moment in my life where I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really. I would wear full make-up every day in school, eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for 2.5 years,” Sam explained. When asked if he felt as though he felt like a cisgender man, he showed his finger tattoos to the writer – two Venus symbols – and said no. “I mean, I’ve got these tattoos on my fingers…I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man.” Sam‘s new album, The Thrill of It All, drops on November 3......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 23rd, 2017

Donald Trump Puppet Jeff Sessions Calls For LESS Protection Against Transgender Discrimination

Guess Caitlyn Jenner's GOP influence didn't help that much after all… If you thought from a few offhand comments during the election that Donald Trump would at least be forward-thinking when it came to transgender discrimination, we're pretty sure he blew that out of the water with his ludicrous announcement of a military ban. Related: Trump Tells [...] Guess Caitlyn Jenner's GOP influence didn't help that much after all... If you thought from a few offhand comments during the election that Donald Trump would at least be forward-thinking when it came to transgender discrimination, we're pretty sure he blew that out of the water with his ludicrous announcement of a military ban. Related: Trump Tells Puerto Rico: 'You've Thrown Our Budget A Little Out Of Whack' But it isn't going to stop there. Buzzfeed News obtained a memo by Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions to his Justice Department staff basically reversing Barack Obama era discrimination protection. He wrote: "Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination encompasses discrimination between men and women but does not encompass discrimination based on gender identity per se, including transgender status." WHAT?? He elaborated: "Although federal law, including Title VII, provides various protections to transgender individuals, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se. This is a conclusion of law, not policy. As a law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice must interpret Title VII as written by Congress." So you can't be fired because of what it says on your birth certificate, but you CAN be fired because of your actual gender identity?? That's going to be legal now?! HOW IS THIS MAN IN CHARGE OF INTERPRETING LAW?! Related: Sessions Once Said Grabbing Women By The Pussy Wasn't Necessarily Sexual Assault Notice he says it's not about policy, but make no mistake -- this is a directive to his DOJ to allow MORE discrimination. Sessions can feign adherence to the wording of the law all he wants, but that's total B.S. Just look at what Eric Holder, AG under Obama, wrote about the EXACT SAME LAW in a 2014 memo: "I have determined that the best reading of Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination is that it encompasses discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status. The most straightforward reading of Title VII is that discrimination ‘because of ... sex' includes discrimination because an employee's gender identification is as a member of a particular sex, or because the employee is transitioning, or has transitioned, to another sex." So don't act like your hands are tied, you racist puppet. Just send a memo saying you and your Nazi sympathizing boss hate anyone you don't understand and be done with it. [Image via NBC News.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 5th, 2017

Sam Smith Gender Reveal Party

Those annoying parties where parents-to-be reveal the gender of their baby become infinitely more irritating when 20-somethings declare their new gender on social media. Those annoying parties where parents-to-be reveal the gender of their baby become infinitely more irritating when 20-somethings declare their new gender on social media. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: wwtddOct 25th, 2017

Honey Boo Boo"s Sister Unsurprisingly Uses Food To Reveal Baby Gender

Colors associated with gender are sexist if you’re a social justice warrior. You should obviously wait until your child is old enough to decide which gender of the 54 newly... Colors associated with gender are sexist if you’re a social justice warrior. You should obviously wait until your child is old enough to decide which gender of the 54 newly discovered ones they feel most comfortable identifying as. read more.....»»

Category: topSource: wwtddOct 9th, 2017

Target to team up with hosts of HGTV's popular 'Fixer Upper'

For Target, an exclusive collection co-created with a pair of popular TV hosts is a way to stand out from other retailers.         For Target, an exclusive collection co-created with a pair of popular TV hosts is a way to stand out from other retailers.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodaySep 13th, 2017

"Backbone of Britain" Richard Desmond calls on the Government to support retailers more

MORE needs to be done by government to support retailers who serve as the “backbone of Britain” according to one of the country’s foremost businessmen......»»

Category: topSource: expressMay 2nd, 2016

College LGBT Leader Shot And Killed By Campus Police

A young LGBT leader is dead after an incident with police on Saturday evening — one that sounds like it was tragically mishandled. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Scout Schultz approached four Georgia Tech police officers yelling, "Shoot me!" while brandishing a pocket knife — whose blade, according to photos, wasn't even extended. After numerous commands to drop [...] A young LGBT leader is dead after an incident with police on Saturday evening -- one that sounds like it was tragically mishandled. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Scout Schultz approached four Georgia Tech police officers yelling, "Shoot me!" while brandishing a pocket knife -- whose blade, according to photos, wasn't even extended. After numerous commands to drop the knife went unanswered, one of the campus cops shot Scout in the heart. They were pronounced dead half an hour later. Related: Cop Under Investigation After Telling Woman Not To Worry, 'We Only Kill Black People' This just makes us sick to our stomachs. You're telling us these FOUR cops couldn't take down one student without resorting to lethal force?? Obviously Scout was troubled. But this seems like the type of thing that could have been de-escalated if these police had any crisis training whatsoever! Chris Stewart, lawyer for Scout's parents, agrees nonlethal force should have been used: "I think (Scout) was having a mental breakdown and didn't know what to do. [But] the area was secured. There was no one around at risk." The 21-year-old suffered from a history of depression and had even attempted suicide two years ago. But Stewart says he and the parents don't think this was suicide by cop. Related: NFL Star Michael Bennett Will File Lawsuit Against Vegas Police Lynne Schultz says most of Scout's stress came from school, not from isolated over their identification as gender non-binary: "Scout was always a perfectionist. They always worried he was going to fail a test but got all A's and only two B's at Tech." Scout was the president of the Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech; they were known as a strong leader. This sounds like a troubled person. It just does not sound to us like a dangerous one, at least not one that had to be gunned down. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting. There will be a vigil for Scout at 8 p.m. EST tonight. You can find out more about that (below): [Image via Facebook.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzSep 18th, 2017

Lopez uses gender-neutral pronoun to describe relative

It was so subtle, you might have missed it, but to the non-binary community it was a gesture heard loud and clear.....»»

Category: topSource: cbsnewsJul 20th, 2017

Jennifer Lopez Used Gender Neutral Pronouns in New Instagram Post & Fans Took Notice

Jennifer Lopez posted an Instagram photo praising her sister’s child Brandan earlier in the week, and fans are praising the singer. The 47-year-old singer used gender neutral pronouns in the caption of the photo, and JLo‘s followers took notice. “This is Brendan my sister Leslie’s second child!! They were the one person selected to represent [...] Jennifer Lopez posted an Instagram photo praising her sister’s child Brandan earlier in the week, and fans are praising the singer. The 47-year-old singer used gender neutral pronouns in the caption of the photo, and JLo‘s followers took notice. “This is Brendan my sister Leslie’s second child!! They were the one person selected to represent their school at #globalyoungleadersconference in Washington DC!!! And I couldn’t be more proud!!! Brendan is strong and smart and loving and a obviously a leader!! Titi Jenn loves you!! #superproudauntie #familia❤” Jennifer wrote. One fan wrote, “Thank you so much for helping to normalize gender-neutral language without making it about you. You are a true role model for others in the public eye.” Another added, “Glad for them and proud of you for all your sensibility, understanding and acceptance. Always loved you, but love you even more now.” A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Jul 17, 2017 at 12:48pm PDT.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 23rd, 2017

Marchesa Is A Fashion Shit Show…

Sexual harassment is NEVER in season… Amid Harvey Weinstein's scandal, estranged wife Georgina Chapman's Marchesa label with partner Keren Craig is feeling the heat. Last Wednesday, Helzberg Diamonds canceled a collaboration with the high-end brand, and according to a fashion executive, A-list "actresses won't touch it now." To add insult to injury, Chapman and Craig scrapped their [...] Sexual harassment is NEVER in season... Amid Harvey Weinstein's scandal, estranged wife Georgina Chapman's Marchesa label with partner Keren Craig is feeling the heat. Last Wednesday, Helzberg Diamonds canceled a collaboration with the high-end brand, and according to a fashion executive, A-list "actresses won't touch it now." To add insult to injury, Chapman and Craig scrapped their summer 2018 preview. Related: All 45 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far According to a recent report from Page Six, retailers and customers alike are giving Marchesa the cold shoulder! Wedding stylist Diane Lloyd Roth said: "I tell my brides to bring [pages] from magazines, and [Marchesa is] always included. [Some clients] were going to go look at Marchesa… and now they're getting cold feet... They don't want the association. The first question when someone's getting married is, ‘Who are you wearing?'" This isn't the first time Weinstein has wrecked havoc on Chapman's business. Apparently, the film producer used to "scare the shit out of" employees, and he even drove a wedge between Georgina and Keren. "They almost split up due to Harvey — the way he promoted only Georgina to the press and put her on Project Runway [which he executive produced]." Reportedly, Marchesa employees are "trying to leave", and are furiously sending out resumes. However, the brand isn't dead yet. According to a top fashion publicist: "I do think some stores will drop them... In fashion, editors and buyers only go with what's 'cool.' But they won't suffer overseas. I think they can weather the storm... Look, Georgina's a survivor... If she can survive Harvey, she can survive anything."' Only time will tell... [Image via FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonOct 17th, 2017

This Dad"s Reaction To Having A FIFTH Baby Girl Is The Funniest Thing You"ll See Today! WATCH!

Sixth time's the charm?? Last month, after Angel Taylor found out she was having her FIFTH baby girl, she wanted to surprise her husband Mark with a gender reveal party. The couple met in the Air Force in 2002, and are already proud parents to Jordyn, 12, Juliyn, 9, Jaxsyn, 3, and Jestyn, 9 months. Related: Tia Mowry [...] Sixth time's the charm?? Last month, after Angel Taylor found out she was having her FIFTH baby girl, she wanted to surprise her husband Mark with a gender reveal party. The couple met in the Air Force in 2002, and are already proud parents to Jordyn, 12, Juliyn, 9, Jaxsyn, 3, and Jestyn, 9 months. Related: Tia Mowry Is Pregnant With Her Second Child Using supplies from the previous reveal party, Angel and her daughters didn't need to do that much planning. The 34-year-told told People: "We actually still had stuff from our gender reveal party from our baby Jestyn, so I just pulled that stuff out and videoed... I thought his reaction was funny, I was actually very amused!" When Mark walked into the room and saw the pink balloons, he was speechless... to say the least! "He reacted pretty much the way I thought he would... Only his silence went on longer than I expected!" After two hours of being dumbfounded, the military veteran finally broke his silence by saying, "Wow." He truly is a man of few words! Because Mark is a junior, he has longed for a son each time Angel has gotten pregnant, and has even looked into gender choosing. Unfortunately for the father, his wife is DONE having babies naturally! "I am not having any more children because I'm high risk for blood clots. So after this, I'm done!" See the hilarious clip (below)! [Image via YouTube.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 10th, 2017

Adam Levine Reveals the Gender of His Second Baby on "Ellen" - Watch!

Adam Levine is opening up about the gender of his second child with wife Behati Prinsloo! The 38-year-old Maroon 5 frontman appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (November 7) to discuss his new studio album Red Pill Blues, as well as his upcoming second child! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Adam [...] Adam Levine is opening up about the gender of his second child with wife Behati Prinsloo! The 38-year-old Maroon 5 frontman appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (November 7) to discuss his new studio album Red Pill Blues, as well as his upcoming second child! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Adam Levine During his chat with Ellen DeGeneres, Adam revealed the gender of his second baby – and talked about his daughter Dusty Rose and her calm personality. He also revealed that he and Blake Shelton made a hilarious bet over who will sell more albums – and complained about his PDA with Gwen Stefani! Watch below! Watch Adam talk about Blake inside!.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 7th, 2017

Recapping Kaia Gerber"s First Ever Fashion Week - See All of Her Runway Photos!

Kaia Gerber walked in her first-ever fashion show during New York Fashion Week and she took the Big Apple by storm! The 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber made her first runway appearance in the Calvin Klein Collection show. Kaia followed that appearance by walking for Alexander Wang, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Coach, [...] Kaia Gerber walked in her first-ever fashion show during New York Fashion Week and she took the Big Apple by storm! The 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber made her first runway appearance in the Calvin Klein Collection show. Kaia followed that appearance by walking for Alexander Wang, Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Coach, and finally Marc Jacobs, whose show always marks the end of fashion week. On top of the fashion shows, Kaia also made appearances at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards, the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party, and Alexander Wang‘s Wang Fest event. FYI: Kaia is wearing Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini at the Fashion Media Awards. She is wearing an Aadnevik dress at the Icons party. She is wearing the respective designers on the runways......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 14th, 2017