Listen, y’all can say whatever the hell y’all want to say about Tamar & Vince, but when it comes to this music, branding, and Tamar’s career, they know what the hell they are doing. With hot sugar being an up tempo track and Tamar’s infatuation with Beyonce and Lady Gaga, I was so expecting the Hot Sugar video to be very reminiscent of Beyonce circa 2009. Boy was I wrong. Yes Gawd Hunty! Tamar Braxton thought way outside the box and payed a sickening piece of artistic homage to the gays. Go in and let have bish!!! Yellow fish turnt it bish!!! check out this video and get you a piece of Hot Sugar! Continue reading
The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post solely belong to Anti intellect – FUNKY DINEVA DID NOT WRITE THIS
“When people show you who they are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou
Earlier this year, Sizzle announced that it was relocating its annual Memorial Day Weekend event for Black gay men. Sizzle would still be held in beautiful Miami, but the event would be moving from Downtown Miami to South Beach. As a loyal patron of Sizzle, I was not thrilled to hear this news, and I spoke with many fellow Black gay men shared my hesitation. Aside from parking and transportation being a nightmare on South Beach, many Black gay men wondered, validly, whether South Beach would be a safe and affirming environment for us, many of whom are traveling from around the country. Whereas Downtown Miami provided Black gay men with a temporary respite from the larger straight world, South Beach will do no such thing. Black gay men will be thrust into an almost likely homophobic environment with straight men and women. Sizzle Founder Dwight Powell, noticing concerns, assured patrons that Sizzle South Beach would be a welcoming environment to Black gay men and stressed that Black gay men needed to “integrate” with the wider straight world. I remained skeptical, but I was willing to take Dwight at his word. All that changed last week. Continue reading
I could not begin to imagine what it would feel like going through life feeling as if I was born in the wrong body. The mental anguish that one endures probably mirrors hell on earth. This was the case for 44 year old Nathan Verhelst. Nathan, originally born a female told newspapers hours before his death “I was the girl that nobody wanted.”
Verhelst told the reporters he grew up in an unloving family, feeling like a boy trapped in a girl’s body. He finally started hormone therapy in 2009 and underwent several reassignment surgeries in 2012. While doctors did not publicly share the specifics of the surgeries, Verhelst told the reporters that after the procedures, he felt like a monster. “I was ready to celebrate my new birth. But when I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself,” he told the newspaper. “My new breasts did not match my expectations and my penis had symptoms of rejection.”
Verhelst applied for euthanasia several months ago and finally died on Monday in a Brussels hospital. His request was approved based on a 2002 law that makes Belgium one of only three countries in the world that have legalized euthanasia, along with Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Continue reading
You have people who are a credit to the group they belong to, and then you have those that make it hard for everyone. Sharing the common thread of once being closeted, members of the LGBT community are appalled at the malicious outing of Mr. Cee by street walker Bimbo Warehouse. I can’t speak for the entire community, but i gauged the general sentiments of most and the consensus is what Bimbo Warehouse did was not cool. One of my favorite YouTube personalities and friends JustinJ had a few choice words for Bimbo.
“Now don’t you understand man universal law. What you throw out comes back to you, star. Never underestimate those who you scar. Cause karma, karma, karma comes back to you hard” this is one of my favorite lryics from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’s “Lost Ones”. When we take it upon ourselves to shed light on situations we might bring unwanted attention to ourselves and do more harm than good to our own community. There is nothing more shameful to me than when someone who is in the gay community who knows of the struggles, the hate, and sometimes fear decides to out someone for their own personal gain. The cycle of homophobia will continue if we out men for being gay as if it’s a problem. Looking at the comments on the video all I see are people who bash and refuse to accept us. Some are glad to see yet that another black man has been outed for being on the DL. You see “faggot” through out the comments but they were not referring to the vlogger they used those words to demean the individual being outed. At what point do we realize that forcing someone out the closet doesn’t do anything but spew more hatred to the people in the gay community. When you outed this man you took his voice the same voice that you had to find whenever you came out and starting putting your “chicken cutlets” in your shirts and calling them breasts. People like this are part of the homophobic problem in the gay community. However there are many people in the gay community who work to end these stereotypes but it’s situations like this that sat us back. Do not get to thinking that this vlogger is a transexual because he is not, he is a simple minded boy in a tired wig. As I sit here right now at 1:00am I scroll on twitter to find out that somebody has posted a video of this so called vlogger munching on trade I don’t know rather to laugh and get my kiki or do a review on his lack luster performance. ~ Justin
Baby, you’ve got to get into Justin’s video address to Bimbo Warehouse. Catch this! Continue reading
In case y’all missed it two real life fashion queens are are engulfed in a real life fashion fued.
It all started when Saskwatch Leon Talley told The Grio that Russell Simmons had no business sitting amongst the fashion elite during New York Fashion Week.
“I don’t think Russell Simmons should be seated on anybody’s front row this week after having done that disgusting Harriet Tubman sex tape,” André said. “He is a man of great achievement. He is a great philanthropist — why would he think it would be an honorable thing to do? He said he thought it was funny. That is not funny, it is outrageously disrespectful to the legacy and history of Harriet Tubman and to the struggle.”
I wasn’t a fan of that Harriet Tubman crap that Russell allowed to be produced. It was tacky as hell. However, Russell did apologize for it. Does Russell deserve to be shunned by the fashion folks as a result of his mistake. He doesn’t think so. Check out his choice words for Madea Leon Talley Continue reading
There are so many angles I could take with this post, but I am going to show a bit of restraint and take the socially responsible route. If you have ever wanted to understand the struggle of someone who is suffering with their sexuality as it relates to being accepted, the Mr. Cee Story would be a great place to start. Is he gay, is he straight, is he bi, is he on the down low? I’ve got a better question, why does it matter? He likes what he likes and that’s all to it. We’ve got to stop putting people in boxes because are own level of comprehension is too basic to think beyond what has been force fed to us by society.
It’s looking like Mr. Cee is finally coming to terms with who he is and is one step closer to being free. In an interview with Hot97 Mr. Cee revealed that he has been in denial about his affinity for transvestites for a long time. He also dishes the dirt on receiving fellatio from transvestites. Tearfully Mr. Cee discusses discusses slowly moving towards a place where he can be who he is without fear of shame and judgement from others. It’s pretty good stuff. Catch these T’s Continue reading