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To look at trans* people expressing their authentic selves and say that they ‘pass’ for men or women is to diminish their identity by implying that it’s an act. Telling a trans* woman that she 'passes’ is like saying 'You’re not a real woman, but good job faking it.’

Though his NFL career didn’t pan out like we wanted, Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, is not done playing football. 

He has officially been signed to the Montreal Alouettes, a team with the Canadian Football League, on a two-year contract. The team has been quick to welcome him on Twitter and elsewhere. 

“With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today. Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character, and heart to our team,” said Alouiettes general manager Jim Popp in a statement. 

Such good news! Congrats, Michael!

Borussia Dortmund signs Gonzalo Castro | May 24, 2015
The 27 year old, who has played for the German national team five times and has scored 25 goals in 286 Bundesliga games and also provided a further 57 assists, has signed a four year contract.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc noted: “we are happy that we have added an experienced, technically competent midfield player to our team, who can play in a variety of positions.”

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Harman Singh gets a big surprise as he is thanked for cradling an injured 6-year-old’s head with his turban.

The Sikh man who removed his turban in order to help a young boy who was bleeding after an accident has been given a very special surprise by a New Zealand TV station. Harman Singh, 22, made headlines around the world after a picture emerged of him using his turban to help a child who was caught up in a car accident. At his home in Takanini, South Auckland, on 15 May, he heard a screech of tires and ran outside to see what had happened. He found 6-year old Daejon Pahia lying on the road, after being hit by a car. The emergency services were called, and Singh removed his turban to cradle the child’s head as paramedics tended to his wounds.

  The wearing of turbans is mandatory for Sikh men, and it represents spirituality, honor and piety. It should not be removed in public, and is used to hold up and protect the hair, which is never cut, in accordance with religious rules. Mr Singh became a worldwide phenomenon after the picture was widely shared online, and a news crew from New Zealand’s OneNews went to interview him at his home.

After airing the report, viewers raised concerns about his home, which was very sparsely decorated - there were only a few plastic garden chairs in the living room, and Singh slept on a mattress on the floor.

The station went back to do a second report, to see how he has dealt with his new found fame  - in the interview, he modestly denied that he was famous, and said that he was simply doing what anyone would have done in that situation.

But halfway through this second report, he got a surprise - working with a local furniture shop, the station had arranged for a van full of new furniture to show up at his front door, part of a gift to repay his kindness.

DGS demo coming to the Japanese eShop

After months and months of live event-exclusive demos, Capcom has confirmed that demo for Dai Gyakuten Saiban will be released on the Japanese eShop in the near future! The demo will be the same as the one present at Jump Festa and Monster Hunter Festa - that is, it will showcase the first Joint Reasoning section of the game, in which Holmes and Ryuunosuke deduce the identity of a Russian man, Roylott.

The demo will be about 49 MB large and playable 30 times.  A release date will be announced soon.  For those of you who don’t have a Japanese 3DS, we’ll be recording the demo in whole and making it available on YouTube.

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Season 14/15: Player Statistics | Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Bundesliga: 33 games played, 16 goals scored, assists, 170 minute per goal, 59% shot accuracy, 45 chances created
Champions League: 8 games played, 3 goals scored, 2 assists, 50% shot accuracy, 10 chances created
DFB-Pokal: 3 games played, goals scored, 1 assist, 81 minute per goal
DFL-Supercup: 1 game played, goal scored, 1 assist, 62 minute per goal
Total: 45 games played, 24 goals scored, 11 assists, 155 minute per goal.

Will Demi Lovato tackle country music next?

Is American pop star Demi Lovato exploring folk music in her upcoming album?

Lovato’s fifth studio album is scheduled for release this year and Star2.com managed to catch up with the Really Don’t Carehitmaker recently.

“I am inspired by a lot of different genres so I have been trying to incorporate several into my new music. I had a lot of fun experimenting with more of a folk sound with Olly Murs on his song Up,” teased the singer who remained a little tight-lipped about the album in an e-mail interview.

We can’t tell if that’s a hint of what’s to come for Lovato musically, but it wouldn’t be entirely out of the picture. But one thing is for certain: Lovato promises to wear her heart on her sleeve in the new release.

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