daytime-soaps

CBS soap reveals character is transgender

Transgender characters (and sometimes actors who play them) are suddenly everywhere in pop culture — they’re so mainstream they can even turn up on CBS’ long-running daytime drama with a blast of proud network publicity.

  • The 28-year-old soap revealed in Wednesday’s episode that Maya, a model now dating Rick Forrester, transitioned from male to female at a young age, after her sister confronted her with her birth certificate.

The network says B&B is the only current show on broadcast or cable TV to include a transgender character as part of the regular cast.

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Playing Civ 5

When you decide to play as a peaceful culture/science sort but then the first person you meet is Shaka or Attila or Monty or Genghis or any combination thereof

When someone offers a Declaration of Friendship and IMMEDIATELY starts begging for free luxury resources

When someone inevitably starts plopping down their cities right in your goddamn face

When someone finishes building that Wonder literally one turn before you do

“An Unmet player has lost their original capital!”

When all you can really do is ‘Denounce’ someone you don’t like because they’re too far away to actually threaten

When your Denouncement gets everyone else to denounce them as well

When your rivals end up going to war with each other instead of you

When you win your first war

When you end up an entire tech era ahead of everybody else

When your ranged units finally get that “Range +1″ promotion

When youteam up with someone to take out an asshole Civ

When someone you have a Declaration of Friendship with  declares war on you

When you FINALLY meet the Civs that spawned on the other continents and find out one them has become an unstoppable behemoth runaway Civ

When people start suggesting luxury resource bans in the World Congress

When you choose the Freedom Ideology even tho everybody else chose Order

When you’re winning and every other Civ tries to fucking dogpile you

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“Upon graduating, I moved back home, and my first acting gig was as an extra on a daytime soap opera. My dream was coming true. And I knew that I would be promoted from "diner diner” to “wacky best friend” in no time. But instead, I remained a glorified piece of furniture that you could only recognize from the back of my head and..“

Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)