Singer and 'Glee' actor comes out as transgender and announces his name
Jake Zyrus thanks fans for "love and respect"

The singer, actor and YouTuber whose musical career includes playing Sunshine Corazon on Glee has come out about his transgender identity and name. 

Back in 2014, about a year after publicly coming out as a lesbian, Jake Zyrus told Oprah that he had long struggled with his gender identity. He told her that his soul was male, but that he would not transition to be a “male-male.” This week, though, he announced his new name and online presence as Jake.

On Sunday, the Filipino star announced that he will now go by the name Jake Zyrus, a new moniker that reflects his male gender identity.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the love and respect,” Zyrus captioned an Instagram post that simply bore the words “thank you.” “I love you back and I’m sending peace to everyone.”

The next day, Zyrus ventured further into the social media realm using his new name, tentatively tweeting, “My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love you, everyone and see you soon.” As an added note, he wrote in a subsequent tweet, “I won’t let anyone ruin this moment. I won’t let anyone ruin my happiness. Thank you to all the beautiful write ups about me.”

Congratulations, Jake! So happy for you. 

EW Spoiler Room: Scoop on Elementary (June 23)

How will Joan crossing over to the dark side come back to haunt her next season on Elementary?

She may come to regret making a deal with the devil. “On paper, it would appear Joan’s business with Julio ‘Halcon’ Zelaya is concluded,” EP Rob Doherty says. “He gave her evidence that she was able to use to bring his sister’s killer to justice, but Halcon may not see it the way Joan sees it. He may think she owes him a favor, not the other way around. Gang leaders are funny that way.”

anonymous asked:

So the Pixar film Cars 3 just came out and it's actually pretty interesting because the film has a fantastic female lead character - except not once does the movie call her a "STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER TM" or make it seem like that's her soul-defining trait. What's perhaps more interesting is that, even though of course people have started calling it a "feminist" film because of that, I haven't seen anyone say "Back off evil boys this movie's ours now uwu" Just thought that was worth mentioning :)

Perhaps there’s a silver lining after all.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall go for a cinema night in Hackney – and get a good old-fashioned East End welcome

In fact – and I don’t want to go out on a limb here – the indications are that the News Corp boss wouldn’t be accepted with open arms should he even try. According to a local Hackney news site, Murdoch was spotted as the lights came up after the movie by “a young Corbynista” in the audience, who took the opportunity to shout at him: “We are the majority now, you cunt!”

anonymous asked:

Hey anon from the gotg post. I thought I should inform you that the person who made that Gotg vol 2 and toxic masculintiy post replied to the anon post that I sent you essentially saying that she is proud of a post that demonizes men by relying on a piece of fictional media mind you as proof of a so-called changing tide of toxic masculinity. You're right about fandom gentrification. It's so hard to enjoy anything without these people messing it up for me.

I saw. One of her buddies chimed in whining about “fandom bros”. Are you even a “bro”, anon?