"My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up," Porter told Vogue. "To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? Women show up every day in pants, but the minute a man wears a dress, the seas part."Read More
Good goddess! Just three weeks ago, AOC had rapper Cardi B educating us on the Roosevelts. She named every American president backwards, or something to that effect. We extolled her intelligence, very abundant in her May 2018 GQ interview with Caity Weaver.
And now, all hell broke lose in an verbal-only brawl between Azelia Banks -- representing intelligent, cultivated women rappers like her -- and Cardi B, who reminds her of an "illiterate, untalented rat" and a "caricature of a black woman."
Banks continued in her Friday interview on the popular radio program 'The Breakfast Club' with her main argument: "Two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women’s culture was really reaching an all-time high. There was just this really, really, really intelligent conversation going on nationally and then everything just kind of changed and then it was like Cardi B.”
Cardi B had a few choice words about Banks in response, defending herself, her rapper personal and her musical style, saying:
It's about time that Caitlyn Jenner admits that she has changed her mind about Trump. Speaking before the UK House of Commons this week, Jenner said that the man she once supported has set the transgender community "back 20 years", writes The Daily Beast.
Jenner echoed the same sentiments in a March Newsweek interview in which the former Olympian and transgender advocate acknowledged that the Trump administration "has been the worst ever" on "trans issues."
Speaking as a leader in the trans community, Jenner added "It's going to be hard to change, but we've been through these types of things before and we'll continue to fight it."
The transgender community is not all-in on Jenner and may never be. Delivering the third address on trans issues to the House of Commons, following British actors Idris Elba and Riz Ahmed, the American former Trump supporter was the recipient of awkwardness, frustration and even anger that she was speaking in the first place.
London delivered its predictable grey drizzle for Burberry's Christopher Bailey's final collection on February 17, 2018, after 17 years with the iconic brand. Vogue's Sarah Mower sat down with Bailey for a poignant talk about his past, present and future. Bailey also spoke with Elizabeth Paton of the NY Times.
Bailey dedicated his final collection to LGBTQ rights, ending his Burberry reign under a rainbow coalition of colored lights and a limited-edition rainbow-coated version of the iconic signature Burberry plaid. Three important charities -- The Trevor Project,The Albert Kennedy Trust, and the ILGA -- dedicated to LGBTQ rights worldwide are beneficiaries of the event.
In a statement to WWD, Bailey explained: “My final collection here at Burberry is dedicated to — and in support of — some of the best and brightest organizations supporting LGBTQ youth around the world. There has never been a more important time to say that in our diversity lies our strength, and our creativity.”
Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose landmark Supreme Court case led the US Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples both federal recognition and a host of federal benefits previously available only to married heterosexuals, died Tuesday in Manhattan at age 88, writes The New York Times.
Her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor, who Windsor married in 2016, confirmed Windsor's death at a Manhattan hospital.
In what is generally regarded as the second most important Supreme Court ruling in America's fight for and against same-sex marriage rights, "the Windsor decision, handed down in 2013, was limited to 13 states and the District of Columbia. But in a more expansive ruling in 2015, in Obergefell v. Hodges and three related cases, the Supreme Court held that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the nation, with all the protections and privileges of heterosexual couples. Its historic significance was likened to that of Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, which decriminalized gay sex in the United States."
Posting Testino's 'Role Play' for Vogue India, AOC discovered 'Inside Gaysi: the blog transforming India's queer scene', appearing Monday in The Guardian'. Charukesi Ramadurai shares writes that the zine's content includes pieces of fiction, photo-essays, personal narratives, illustrations and how-to guides on the theme of sexual desire, from A Quick Guide to Scissoring to evocative verse on Love in the Age of Surveillance.