Since the untimely death of transgender woman, Layleen Polanco, Gaye Magazine has been following her story. After being unable to pay her $501 bail, Layleen was sent to Rikers Island where she later died of epilepsy. Layleen's death in 2019 has since been an example of the continued neglect and mistreatment of transgenders in the prison system. The most recent outcome of her families lawsuit against the state has resulted in the highest paying settlement in inmate death in NY
Singer, dancer and actress Tinashe has forever been an LGBT ally. But recently, Tinashe has decided to talk more openly about her own sexuality. Now this may be old tea for some of you #gayes, but we're happy to inform you that Tinashe is definitely a part of the rainbow community. In a recent interview on "Angela Yee's Lip Service", the cast gathered some raunchy, hot tea on Tinashe's love life. Breakfast Club radio host and journalist Angela Yee candidly asked Tinashe if sh
Yesterday during the Cincinnati Reds baseball game, Sportscaster Thom Brennaman spilled out the word, "Fag" while his mic was turned on before he began to announce the starting game. This took place right before the Cincinnati Reds were going up against the Kansas City Royals. Brennaman might have thought that no one heard him say this offensive slur since he began to announce right after realizing the microphone was on. But, it was too late as it was broadcaster on live TV
It seems that diamonds won't be forever when it comes to Hip-Hop icon MC Lyte and her husband, John Wyche as the rapper filed for divorce after three years of marriage Lyte was finally calling it quits with her husband when the divorce documents were filed in L.A, according to TMZ. According to the documents that were filed on the rapper's behalf, the reason for the two going their separate ways was because of "irreconcilable differences". In 2017, the two got married in Mont
Apple Music has added another radio show to their catalog. The service has had many music artists start their own shows, from Nicki Minaj holding the very popular "Queen Radio" to Lady Gaga recently starting, "Gaga Radio". Young M.A. will now be joining the list of many artists hosting their own radio show on Apple Music. The rapper announced that she will be holding her own radio show named, "Me Always Radio" on Apple Music via Instagram earlier today. Young M.A. is known fo
Joe Biden has tailored his campaign to target marginalized groups like women, but more specifically queer women. On his campaign site, "Agenda for Women" Biden states that he will "make sure women's issues will remain in the forefront of policy efforts." This is to include the protection of rights and "unique needs" of queer women. Biden's campaign's somewhat addresses the "unique needs" he mentions. Biden did specify that he would improve healthcare for LGBT women. This wou
Yesterday, actor Michael B. Jordan's former house assistant Amir Yass appeared on "The Juicy Scoop Podcast" where he explained he felt Jordan made a move on him while he was helping him move a few years ago. On the podcast hosted by Heather McDonald, Yass joined to spill the tea about the many celebrities he has worked with in his past before giving up his career in public relations. Towards the end of the episode, Yass got to Michael B. Jordan and shared that during the time
Photo Credits: Getty Images Gayes, let’s talk politics! After Joe Biden chose Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, Harris picked her best right hand man too. Well in this case, right hand woman. Commentator Karine Jean-Pierre will be the first black lesbian to serve as chief of staff to the vice president nominee. Pierre is no stranger to politics. She was the southeast regional political director for John Edwards’presidential campaign and the "Obama for A
Hold on #gayes because this story is going to take some twists and turns. On August 12, 2002, two transgender best friends Stephanie Thomas, 19, and Ukea Davis, 18, were murdered on the 4900 block of C Street, S.E. about 3:20 a.m., just blocks away from where they both lived together. The two were sitting in a car when they were shot in a hail of gunfire from a semiautomatic. The death of the two teenage girls enraged the community and city officials but the murder remained u
Earlier today, Nicki Minaj and Hairstylist Arrogant Tae engaged in a shady back and forth on Instagram after Tae learned Minaj worked with competitor hairstylist Jonathan Wright. Wright gave Nicki a Strawberry Shortcake hairstyle so she could film a promotional video for her new song, "Move Ya Hips" along with ASAP Ferg and MadeinTYO. Once Jonathan posted his work on Nicki, a lot of people had mixed feelings about Nicki having her hair done by the one stylist that Tae has a l
Our girl Kehlani has spoken and the people better listen! Following the release of her newest music video "Can I", Kehlani took to Instagram to speak out in support of Black trans sex workers, saying, "support sex workers!!!! ESPECIALLY BLACK TRANS SEX WORKERS. the most vulnerable. sex workers deserve proper pay, protection, and to exist in their careers without consistent shame & violence..." Directed by Kehlani (Director name Hyhpy Williams) and Sebastian Sdaigui, the vide
It's agreed upon the general public that 2020 has not been a very good year and it has definitely not been so good for Ellen Degeneres after being in nothing but heat all year. She once again is caught up in something that is not looking to good for the fate of her 17-year old talk show. When it comes to putting together a production such as a TV show, it is not just about the person in front of the camera but it's also about those who work behind the camera. But, those who a
My husband came back from grocery store to say that shelves were emptying again. I tried to figure out why a 4+ month pandemic would have people go crazy again. Then I realized that it wasn't the virus, it was the checks. Or lack thereof really. As of today, July 26th, the last of the unemployment checks will go out to those unemployed due to the corona virus. About 31 million people are still on record as unemployed and the policy preventing evictions is set to end as well.
As singer Avery Wilson celebrated his 25th birthday, he wanted to get a few things off his chest. On Saturday the contestant from Season 3 of "The Voice" tweeted to fans that he's bisexual (sexually attracted to both men and women). Even though fans assumed that Wilson was gay, he wanted to set the record straight publicly for himself. He then took it to Instagram to express more relief of coming out. Even though fans assumed that Wilson was gay, he wanted to set the record s
In all the chaos of this year a multitude of attacks and violence have slipped under the radar. We previously reported that a black transgender man named Kristian Rouse, 18, was attacked. Rouse talked to his mother daily. When he had not reached out for two days his mother called the police to investigate. When the police arrived at his home they saw through the window that he was laying on the ground but stated there was no immediate emergency for them to enter the home and
Liliana Barrios, cast of Chicago's Black Ink Crew was arrested Friday night on assault charges from her 22-year-old girlfriend, according to police reports from TMZ. The arrest was made in San Antonio when 25-year-old Barrios came home and saw her partner in bed with another woman. She then shoved her to their couch, scratched her arm, attacked the other woman, and bit her partners leg. Police officials say Barrios and her girlfriend got into a verbal altercation the day befo
YouTube star Zach Campbell had an opportunity to interview R&B duo Chloe x Halle on one his infamous Skype calls. During these Skype calls, Zach is known for giving his unfiltered opinion to help musical artists advance in the music industry and in popularity. Zach’s advice and commentary during his YouTube Skype calls has recently become a huge success, attracting the attention of NickiMinaj, Cardi B, Iggy Azalea, Tinashe and now Chloe and Halle! During their chat, Chloe and
Nicki Minaj shared a video with her fans on Twitter last night, where#LilNasX took the courage to ask her for a collaboration. It soon led to a confession after a fan asked why he was never open about being a “Barb”, the name for Nicki Minaj’s fan base. The Old Town Road Superstar was accused over a year ago of being the owner of the anonymous Twitter account, “@NASMARAJ", a stan page for Nicki Minaj. He later confirmed it via Twitter DM. In reply to the tweet, Lil Nas X admi
The death of a young transgender woman #LalyeenPolanco has come back to the spotlight after her family released a video proving that her death could have been preventable. As we previously reported, Layleen Polanco passed away last year, June 2019 after being charged with misdemeanor assault. Polanco was a drag employee at House Extravaganza and was unable to pay the 500$ bail. As a result, she was sent to Riker's Island, a jail known for its violence and neglect to inmates.
This week, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII Civil Rights Act, which previously prohibited discrimination against an employees sex, race, color & religion, now includes sexual orientation & transgender status.
The 6-3 vote was finalized by Donald Trump‘s 1st appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch & joined by Chief Justice John Roberts with the court's four liberal justices. According to Gursuch, Title VII Law has always involved LGBTQ protection. “An employer who fires an indi