Straight Actor Alex Landi On Grey’s Anatomy Is Playing Gayface; Chinese Erotic Author Jailed For Ten Years For Writing Gay Sex; 368 Trans People Killed This Year;

Straight Actor Alex Landi On Grey’s Anatomy Is Playing Gayface
Here’s another story about a straight actor who’s playing gayface. And this time he’s telling gay Asian men how he’s going to give them a voice and make things better for them. 
In a recent interview with Travis Mills on Beats 1 at Apple Music, Landi, who identifies as straight, says the importance of a gay Asian character being portrayed on prime time network TV is not lost on him.
“I’m just glad that I can give everyone a voice,” Landi says. “Asians are represented, I think, by less than 3 percent in entertainment, LGBTQ being less than 1 percent, so for them to combine both of those categories into one role is super special, and I’m so happy that I can take that on.”
Could you imagine what might happen if Meryl Streep took on the role of a black woman, called it super special, and then promised to give black women a voice? The Internet would explode. 
Here’s the rest. I’m not even going to comment. But several people did below the article.
Side note: There’s also an interesting story about Grey’s Anatomy and homophobia that I covered a while ago, back in 2013. The original story dates back to 2009. 


Chinese Erotic Author Jailed For Ten Years For Writing Gay Sex

Well, this one hits close to home for me. But it’s hard to get all the details to this story, so I’m not going to speculate.

Chinese authorities sentenced an erotic author to 10 years in prison for writing and selling a novel featuring gay sex scenes.
Liu – better known by her alias Tian Yi – wrote Occupation, a story about a forbidden love affair between a male teacher and his male student.
Here’s the link. The author is a woman writing fiction about gay men. 
Here’s another link about the same story. 

368 Trans People Killed This Year
This really bothers me. 
Trans people have been beheaded, gunned down and stoned to death, according to a new report.
It highlights the 368 trans, non-binary and gender-variant people, at least, who were murdered in the 12 months from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.
Here’s more. The article goes on to talk more about numbers, and to remember trans people who’ve been murdered. It’s just heart wrenching to read. 

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