• ‘Harry Potter’ star Robbie Coltrane defends J.K. Rowling’s transgender remarks

    ‘Harry Potter’ star Robbie Coltrane defends J.K. Rowling’s transgender remarks

    Robbie Coltrane, who starred as the hairy Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, has come out swinging in defense of J.K. Rowling. The actor told Radio Times that people expressing outrage about the author’s controversial comments about the transgender community “just hang around waiting to be offended.” Rowling, 55, ignited ongoing allegations of transphobia …
  • Cynthia Nixon, who has a trans child, is baffled by J.K. Rowling

    Cynthia Nixon, who has a trans child, is baffled by J.K. Rowling

    Cynthia Nixon is still confused about how an author her family idolized could make such jarring remarks about the transgender community. The “Sex and the City” star-turned-politician, 54, opened up about the reaction she and her family had regarding J.K. Rowling’s tweets that argue “sex is real” among other anti-trans comments. Her 23-year-old son with …
  • 'Transgender Black Marxists are seeking the overthrow of the United States'

    'Transgender Black Marxists are seeking the overthrow of the United States'

    Former GOP presidential candidate unfurls an admittedly “melodramatic” conspiracy theory about Black Lives Matter. Former congresswoman Michele Bachmann warned that Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist demonstrators were working to soften up the U.S. for a communist revolution under Joe Biden. The Minnesota Republican appeared on televangelist Kenneth Copeland’s “The Victory Channel,” where she claimed Biden …
  • ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ casts first trans, non-binary characters

    ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ casts first trans, non-binary characters

    In a first for the “Star Trek” franchise, characters who are gender non-binary and transgender will appear on the third season of “Star Trek: Discovery,” CBS All Access announced on Wednesday. Ian Alexander (“The OA”) will play Gray, a trans man who has spent his life planning to be a Trill host for a symbiotic …
  • J.K. Rowling returns Kennedy family award over ‘transphobic’ tweet controversy

    J.K. Rowling returns Kennedy family award over ‘transphobic’ tweet controversy

    J.K. Rowling is in the goblet of backfire. Amid a relentless stream of criticism over her views on trans issues, the “Harry Potter” writer is giving back the prestigious Ripple of Hope Award given to her by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization last year. The organization’s president, Kerry Kennedy — the 60-year-old daughter …
  • Teacher Fired for Accidentally Calling a Transgender Student ‘She’

    Teacher Fired for Accidentally Calling a Transgender Student ‘She’

    Peter Vlaming has two great passions—teaching and French.  But a Virginia school district stripped the French teacher of the ability to impart these passions in high school classrooms when it fired him for not using pronouns preferred by a transgender student. “I explained to my principal that I couldn’t in good conscience pronounce masculine pronouns …
  • Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin. from Rolling Back Transgender Healthcare Protection

    Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin. from Rolling Back Transgender Healthcare Protection

    A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a new rule that would have rolled back Obama-era sex discrimination protections for transgender people in health care. The rule, finalized in mid-June, was set to go into effect on Tuesday. The United States District Court in Brooklyn issued an injunction temporarily blocking the …
  • Our Lady J to write ‘Rub & Tug’ series with trans actor replacing Scarlett Johansson

    Our Lady J to write ‘Rub & Tug’ series with trans actor replacing Scarlett Johansson

    EXCLUSIVE: New Regency will redevelop “Rub & Tug” into a TV series, with the pilot to be written by Emmy-nominated writer/producer, Our Lady J. There is also a commitment to cast a trans actor to play the show’s lead role of Dante “Tex” Gill, the infamous transgender gangster who became an unlikely major figure in …
  • Valentina Sampaio is first transgender Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model

    Valentina Sampaio is first transgender Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model

    Valentina Sampaio has made history by becoming the first transgender model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, the special edition that catapulted Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Ashley Graham and Kate Upton to superstardom. On Friday, the 23-year-old Brazilian beauty was announced as a 2020 rookie for the upcoming issue (out July 21). In …
  • J.K. Rowling’s ex-husband admits to slapping her, but says ‘I’m not sorry’

    J.K. Rowling’s ex-husband admits to slapping her, but says ‘I’m not sorry’

    J.K. Rowling’s first husband admitted to slapping her but denied “sustained abuse” in response to the author’s recent essay where she called her first marriage “violent.” “Yes. It is true I slapped her. But I didn’t abuse her,” Jorge Arantes, 52, told The Sun on Wednesday night. Arantes, who according to the outlet is a …