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In case you missed it, here’s the moment when three trans women, played by three out trans actresses, casually chatting over lunch, appeared on a prime-time drama on the single biggest television network in the U.S.

Doubt (CBS) was revolutionary in having a trans lead, played by Laverne Cox, but they also had a trans woman in the writer’s room (Imogen Binnie), and trans actors, like myself and Angelica Ross in the scene above, and Alexandra Grey in the following episode (who gives a devastating and powerful must-see performance).

This level of attentiveness was largely due to the creators/showrunners, Joan Rater & Tony Phelan, having a trans son, the actor Tom Phelan. For Joan & Tony, trans people weren’t “other”, they weren’t punchlines, they didn’t exist just as metaphors, or props to trigger male anxieties. They’re real people, whole and complicated people with rich lives that can’t be reduced to the single facet “trans”.

Three friends having lunch and talking over boy trouble, in public, in daylight. This is how we come out of the shadows.

RIP Doubt; long live the team behind it.

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Throwback (2010) - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary

To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.

Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.

Hey! Reblog If You Like Any Of The Following (I unfollowed a bunch of people and now my blog is dead)
  • Oasis
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Lennon Gallagher
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Ryan Ross
  • Spencer Smith
  • The Young Veins
  • Joncer Or Ryden
  • Pink Floyd or any of the Pink Floyd boys
  • 1970s
  • The Beatles
  • The Academy is or any of the boys same with Cobra Starship
  • Bob Dylan
  • Nirvana
  • Any Grunge type bands tbh
  • Fall Out Boy or any of the boys
  • and thats it for now
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Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker

I did run away with the assignment. I fell for you. We can get out of the city. We can go to the mountains. You can read minds but you can’t read my heart. 

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“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” - Richard Bach