Transgender Woman Shantee Killed In Philadelphia
This is another distressing story about more murder in the city of Philadelphia. This time a trans woman was the victim.
Authorities in Philadelphia found Shantee Tucker, a black transgender woman, on a highway Wednesday (5 September) morning. They found her shot in the back and subsequently took her to Temple University Hospital, where she died.
You can read more here. They get into how violence against the LGBT community is on the rise everywhere, which I’m sure is true, but they fail to mention there are also many brutal senseless murders in Philadelphia all the time that don’t involve LGBT people.
Rapper Milan Christopher: “I Wish I Wasn’t Gay”
I don’t think there’s a gay person alive who hasn’t thought this at one point or another. Especially when it comes to work and career.
Last week, the 34-year-old actor/hip hop artist wrote a cryptic tweet confessing that sometimes he wishes he wasn’t gay, saying: “I wish I could just be what society think is normal. Sh*t would be so much easier. Like is there a f*cking pill I can take or surgery I can undergo.”
Here’s the rest. He also talks about the hypocrisy of the music industry. For those of you who think being gay is all Will and his Grace, or Modern Family, take the time to read this.
I’m working on a short story right now that someone requested for an anthology, and I decided to turns things around. It’s a sci-fi story, which gave me license to do this. I wanted to know what it would be like of straight people were the minority and gay people were the privileged mainstream. I’ll post more about that in the future.
Colin Kaepernick and the Attack On Nike
This article I’m linking to right now is a bit exaggerated, but the comments at the end are worth reading because I think they show how truly frustrated people are these days.
This week, Nike announced Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback who became political lightning rod when he began kneeling during the National Anthem to protest against police brutality, is one of the faces for its new “Just Do It” campaign.
Here’s more. There are memes from Twitter.