Meet V Wegman. The 21-year-old, who identifies as nonbinary, recently completed an internship at NASA’s Langley Research Center.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s ban on most transgender people serving in the military could take effect as three cases proceed in lower courts. (Another case was left in limbo.) Wegman took to their personal Twitter to speak out against the decision.
"I'm sorry that I hurt people," he added Thursday night. "I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again."
The controversy over the tweets began earlier this week following the announcement that the Night School actor would host the upcoming Academy Awards. Some of the tweets dating back years were deleted, but screenshots revealed several posts using anti-gay language and repeated use of the words "fag" and "homo." (X)
*moves away slowly*
The CW released the photo almost two months after Rose quit Twitter following backlash from fans who objected to her casting.
In the first official image shared by the network, the Orange Is the New Black actor can be seen with the flowing red hair of her character, Kate Kane, while sporting the mask and cape of her alter ago.
During a recent Queerty interview with Mark Saltzman, a writer for Sesame Street in the ‘80s, Saltzman said he actually based Bert and Ernie on his own relationship with Arnold Glassman, a film editor.
Can you believe?
Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and BuzzFeed is committed to supporting the cause by spreading awareness, creating communities, and providing help to anyone struggling.
Fittingly, this year’s WSPD theme is “Working Together To Prevent Suicide” and we would be remiss not to think critically about how we can use BuzzFeed’s platform to support that mission. Everyone has a role they can play in suicide prevention, and here’s what we hope BuzzFeed’s can be:
• We will continue to publish expert-backed mental health content that helps our readers develop coping mechanisms, gives them hope, and encourages them to seek the help and treatment they need.
• We will lift up stories both personal and newsworthy to encourage conversation, increase understanding, or to make people feel less alone.
• We will continue to adhere to the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide to reduce potential harm.
People took to the streets in celebration in India after its Supreme Court struck down a 157-year-old colonial-era law, “Section 377,” that criminalized all sexual activity apart from heterosexual sex as “against the order of nature.” Judges described the law as “arbitrary” and said that freedom could only be fulfilled where the LGBT community possesses equal rights.( Getty Images)
The national conversation about trans identity and community tends to focus on the newest crop of trans youth. But why don't we hear about older trans and gender-nonconforming individuals who manage to overcome the at times seemingly impossible odds and survive — and thrive — in America?
Photographer Jess Dugan's latest project To Survive on This Shore aims to bring attention to those voices. For over five years, Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre have traveled across the United States photographing and interviewing older trans and gender-nonconforming individuals to ensure their stories, largely untold, are finally shared. See more here (x)
Guys please take this…. the options left me in tears
"I definitely didn't expect it to connect with as many people as it did," Baldridge told BuzzFeed News. "I was off my phone for most of the honeymoon, so checking in to see so many retweets was surprising. I loved seeing the responses from other people with similar stories of friendship."Baldridge said the girls have all been friends since the third grade, but grew closest in high school. "We all went to an international school in Waterloo, Belgium. None of us were raised in our parents' home countries, so we really bonded like family."She came out to each of her friends at different times and, she admitted, sometimes more than once. (x)
Music, to me personally, is like my heartbeat. I think without it I wouldn’t be able to live. I think without it I wouldn’t be able to feel much. I think without it I wouldn’t be able to understand or tolerate as much. It’s so much a part of who we all are, the decisions that we make. That’s why it’s so important to be represented in music.
You don’t see representation on TV, music, radio, of people of the trans experience — and that’s not the reality.
We’re here, we’re definitely queer, and we’re making music. We’re making art. We’re talented as hell. (x)