Star Passion

A Texas parole board on Thursday denied the parole request of a man whose gender identity is being challenged by Texas authorities.

Passion Star, whose real name is Joshua Zollicoffer, has already served 13 years of a 20-year prison sentence for aggravated kidnapping.

He claims to be a transgender "woman" who is subjected to repeated rapes, sexual harassment and abuse in the men's prison system.

Star won a small court victory in March when the Texas Department of Criminal Justice agreed to keep him in protective custody for his own safety. He is suing the TDCJ for not protecting him enough.

The 32-year-old inmate was 18 when he and his boyfriend, who was then 23, went to a car dealership and picked out a maroon Impala to take on a test drive.

Star's boyfriend took the wheel of the Chevy, the salesman sat in the front passenger seat and Star sat in the rear.

Trouble began when the salesman indicated it was time to return to the dealership. Star's boyfriend continued driving 40 miles outside of town, where they dumped the salesman on the side of a rural road and kept driving north.

The salesman flagged down a police car, and an alert was issued for the Chevy. The police pursuit was over when Star's boyfriend lost control of the Chevrolet and ended up in a ditch.

Star was charged with aggravated kidnapping, and he agreed to the same 20-year deal as his boyfriend.

Lambda Legal, which represents Star, notes that Star's boyfriend, who was released from prison 2 years ago, was white and “not transgender."

Since his arrest at age 18, Star has been transferred to 7 different prisons.

He says he is the victim of a prison culture where gays and transgenders become "property" of gang members who "coerce them into being sexually active to survive."

Star claims he became transgender after living as a gay man for most of his teenage and adult years.

Texas authorities believe Star is faking his gender status in order to get special treatment.

Prison authorities point out that Star has not been diagnosed transgender nor is he seeking medical treatment for gender dysphoria.

His lawyer, Jael Humprhey disagrees.

"[W]hether or not she was diagnosed as transgender has nothing to do with whether or not she deserves protection from sexual assault," Humphrey told the NY Times.

Humphrey said Star does intend to transition… eventually.

In the meantime, Star will finish out his sentence in an all-male maximum security prison where he is referred to by male pronouns and his birth name -- Joshua Zollicoffer.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Ha'po. Who dis?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Welp Sandra ya got me on this one..... That's my time folks .... ?

  • Too Many Colors

    Passion Fruit.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • Too Many Colors

    Passionetta

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Normally I got jokes but this story makes me sad for this young man

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Bokeem. Woodbine.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *runs up and gets all in Jenie' s personal space twirling, prancing, and singing loudly* "Christmas doesn't happen without me!"
    #biglots

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    So he got 20 years, he wasn't even the driver, AND the driver is already out but he's still in? His lawyer sucks.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Sandra said we having too much fun talking about the Wiz

  • SandrasNewFave

    Born- a guy
    Likes- guys
    Feels like- a girl
    Dress(ED) like- a girl
    Kidnapped- a guy
    Imprisoned as- a guy
    Imprisoned with- guys
    Now dresses like- a guy
    Still feels like- a girl
    Gets shuffled like- jail shackles
    Crying like- a bainch
    Should take it like- a guy

    Man up, MAN!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Passion Starfish
    :kona:

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The full story is not being told. I'm sure if we had access to his prison file we would see a long list of behavioral problems. He's been transferred to 7 different prisons in 13 years.

  • MookieFly

    Prison culture is disgusting but homeboy won't get any special privilege by claiming trans (at least in this case)

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile, I can't take ANYthing you say without a lilly lump-lump because of that smoked turkey in your gravi.

    I. Just. Can't.

    ~going to get the tin bucket we wash thw dog in, hose, tire brush, and some knock-off Dawn detergent~

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How was it? I missed it.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    ????

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ......

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ...and all I can see is you dancing with a ball of smoke behind you smelling like Dale Earnhardt beef jerky.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    .....................

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He would get special treatment if he was really a drag queen, but he's not.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ??

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Smoked turkey ...so hateful ...hot tears.

  • Sexy CJ

    "Passion Star"......

  • Too Many Colors

    I like this one.

  • Too Many Colors

    I hate you for the emotis man

  • Sexy CJ

    *********

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    When I was little, my Mama nem had a friend named 'Smoked Meat' :kona:

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Believe in yourself as I believe in you.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm enjoying it. I'm not a big fan of the Wiz but I like this production.

  • Too Many Colors

    Bc he complain everytime his star fish is took, he has been deemed a troublemaker.

    Just read that long long ass story in NYT in the link you put up.

    Kinda sad. One guard told him stop doing gay ass shyt.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You know...there are so many, miany ways we could go with this.

    I shan't.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I know, smh

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    It was just cause he were dark

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Uh huh ?.

    Like I said...your gravi ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Somebody brought the dog back from the mezzanine level.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You saw the other photo of him at the NYT link? He's no softie. I'm sure if anyone did the taking, it was him.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    That story lost me right at the beginning when they described "her" shaved head and tender eyes...let me try and soldier through it again.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Maybe I'll catch the rerun.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Yes, if he was 'in trans' when arrested he'd still get his injections, bras, other wardrobe considerations, etc. (I have fam working in corrections in NC; the next challenge for them is where will they house the person after they fully transition)

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Interesting

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    LOL Love Mike. I will never forget when he told a reporter "I'll f### you until you love me f@*"..classic. Lol

    Fyi, before anyone comes at me, i'm far from homophobic.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Y'all make me sick... :ghost:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    SICK!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    I'm sorry for the obscenities Sandra..I hope it's not too much.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You guys have been great! Peace, blessings, and goodnight.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    So he's still in Jail, and his partner isn't smh.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    When you go before the parole board they check your prison record to see if you qualify for early release based on good behavior. You can look at him and see he's a problem child.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    As if, smh

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I guess that explains it.... Salt behaved and Pepper didn't.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    LOL.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No problem.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    ohhhhhhh you petty and it mad me spit out my water dam you to hell

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    JMO if you out there miss ya. I hope you finally got to see the Wiz.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    If they fully transition...they should go to they private parts representation.

    Nahhh

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Well I am old, well not that old. The Wiz was the first production on TV will all black cast. It was something to look forward to. Fond memories of my distance youth.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Whheeerewwwwww, just chuckled

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Star done had box cutter or something scraped about his young tender eyes. His wide nose and male features is a dead giveaway.

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Smoked turkey gravy????

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Dead

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Passionae said he got those scars from fighting off starfish attacks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Maybe he cut himself shaving.

  • Empress

    Clockable.

  • Danger

    Omg ?? please tell me that is not Michelle Williams. If it is PLEASE tell me this pic is photo-shopped?

  • Danger

    ???

  • casiepriest33

    DEAD AZZ WRONG, LMAO.

  • Sexy CJ

    Ha,,..Ha...Ha.....it is Michelle Williams; not sure if it is photo-shopped or not.......at least not on my watch.....lol....

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    I never knew that, so that explains it, thanks Sandra.

  • the guest

    The oppression and abuse of this incarcerated black man who identifies as "transgender" is heartbreaking. He should not have to transition or have to prove his inner self image in order to prove himself worthy as human being to be protected from rape and dehumanizing mistreatment. 20 years in prison for the stupidity and crime of his "boyfriend"? This man has made devastating choices in his life but does not deserve to be abused.

  • Fendi

    And the sentence is excessive, to say the least. But it is Texas, and they strive to make examples of inmates of color. Those closet Republican homosexuals take issue with this handsome, young Black man being both openly gay and in an IR relationship.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Wait- how is the white boyfriend who did the crime out free and the black passenger is still in jail??! Did I read that right???

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    I was thinking that too, also why would this guy agree to do the same sentence as his boyfriend when he was only an accessory to the crime

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Yes that makes no sense. 20 years for riding in the back seat at 18??!! That's pretty harsh. People get half that for committing murder with their own hands. His lawyer should be kicked in the head.

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    I'd like to know the whole story because the length of his sentence seems very off and i don't know what judge would give them the same sentence

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Maybe he had priors. But this sounds like a couple of kids acting stupid. He was 18. It was a non violent attack. Why give them all that time. If he were white he probably would have got probation.

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    Yeah the sentence definitely doesn't make sense for the crime even if they had priors

  • Bam Bam Li

    Tender tears though....I'm done ???

  • Renee Bee

    Yes! I see it. I met him in person years ago at Paradise Island in the Bahamas. He was very friendly. The emaciated Chinese girl he was with was NOT. ??

  • Renee Bee

    Such a way with words. Lol.

  • Danielle Brown

    How does one get "diagnosed " with transgender? Where is Caitlin Jenner? I thought that one was the leader for this??? Oh maybe just for white folks???

  • SOUTHERN

    That a good question. I'm half sleep so I thought I was missing something

  • Bootcampgirl

    Lambda Legal<---from Revenge of the Nerds...#icant

  • Bootcampgirl

    gender dysphoria<---it's in the DSM 5

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Makes it sound like being transgendered is an illness of some kind doesn't it...?

  • Bootcampgirl

    So I guess I'm the only one who was not hyped about watching The Wiz and didn't...:kona:

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Happy Friday Folks

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Mornting

  • Too Many Colors

    Can't breeve?

  • Too Many Colors

    Hey there Greg. I seen Mo last Saturday again. She was the ish.?

  • Too Many Colors

    Riding In The Car With Boys

  • Bootcampgirl

    So Charlie Sheen's ex-fiance is suing him for failing to disclose his status amongst other things...I wonder how many others will come forward

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Roses. TGIF!!
    Janet Jackson "niece" graduated from Harvard.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    She looks a lot like her mo...aunt.

  • Bootcampgirl

    A Texas teen on probation for four counts of intoxication manslaughter may have just gotten himself in more trouble.

    A video showing people playing beer pong posted to Twitter this week allegedly features Ethan Couch, the teen whose 2013 "affluenza" defense kept him out of jail after he admitted to crashing into an SUV and killing four people after drinking. Couch's probation states he cannot drive, drink alcohol or use drugs.

    The video was uploaded by a user who said, "ya boy ethan couch violating probation. i got more if you want," and tagged the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office as well as the City of Burleson.

    Officials concluded Couch had been drinking June 15, 2013, before he crashed into a 24-year-old woman with a broken-down vehicle and three people who were helping her.

    A judge sentenced the then-16-year-old to 10 years' probation and required him to attend rehab after it was determined he had so-called "affluenza," a side-effect of having too much money and not enough guidance from his parents.

    A judge will now decide if the now 18-year-old violated his probation.

    "He's allowed due process at every level," Tarrant County sheriff's spokesman Terry Grishamtold the Dallas Morning News. "[Cases] are not prosecuted or revoked or modified based on hearsay or based on a grainy video that we can't identify someone in."

    ________________
    This case was so sick...he got off scott free...

  • iWasteTime

    a lot like her mot... auntie!!
    Morning, how are you feeling this morning?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm great, how are you?

  • Yoni

    Nope. I TRIED it......but Cupcake Wars was calling my name. Then I fell asleep on First 48. I've never even seen The (original) Wiz, with Micah'nem. *slides over my blk card*

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I saw that. She said he pressured her in to getting an abortion too because he didn't want, in HIS words, "a retarded HIV baby."

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Did you hear the full story? According to what I heard this morning, she claims that they had sex without protection approximately 5 times before she found the medicine in the bathroom. AFTER that they decided to continue to have unprotected sex like "real" couple. She is also suing him because he "made" her have an abortion by repeatedly claiming that her child would be born retarded because he has HIV.

    Now...

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    You are not alone. Those who did watch it seemed to enjoy it though, so that's good.

  • Bootcampgirl

    *slides mine too* I don't think I've seen the original one either...I will not divulge the other movies I have not seen..i.e. Sparkle...etc

  • Bootcampgirl

    meh..

  • Bootcampgirl

    Bloop..no I didn't hear all of that...lol

  • harley_quinn2.0

    He needs to be in prison. They give him a slap on the wrist. I felt so bad for those families. Put his azz behind bars.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Gm i aint seen that one either...the old with TUBBS from miami vice nor the new one....they still wrapped in cellophane wrap?

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    White Twitter is calling it racist, they were left out.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I have a lot of mixed feelings about this story... I don't know.

    I think he was really young and dumb when he committed the crime. I think that the rape culture in jail is abhorrent. I truly believe that the CO's and administration are aware of the sexual assaults. I also believe that even if he wasn't a transgender he would be subject to rape and would STILL be someone's property. I don't understand the transgender element. I'm assuming he has all of his male organs and since he is in jail the only thing that would identify him as transgender would be his mannerisms, etc. No? I think that sometimes you have to do things to survive. Even though it's contrary to who you believe yourself to be. In other words, he might want to "man up" for his own safety. Clearly, the jail is not making his safety a priority.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I haven't seen ANY of those either. Never even saw Roots. People talk about them and I have to sit there with the blank face ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    They kidnapped a man and drove him across state lines.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Is she the one that was raised by the Debarge's?

  • Too Many Colors

    In this case this would mean she has not one but two daughters. This one isnt old enough to be the daughter she been LONG rumored to have had with James DeBarge. This one is 25. So old enough to have been birthed with Rene the second husband. Bish used to literally get lost all the time in the 80's and early 90's. Where was she between Different Strokes and Fame? Where was dat ass in betwix Rhythm Nation and janet? All of it is possible.

  • Too Many Colors

    See below comment. No. She was long done with them 25 years ago. She been done with them since mid 80's. She so damn secretive though I truly believe she has birthed at least ONE kid.

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    Her weight did tend to fluctuate.

  • Yoni

    Juice....

  • Too Many Colors

    She disappeared after Different Strokes and showed back up fat as hail on Fame. The other disappearance not so much but that time she got ghost for 3 years.

  • Bootcampgirl

    I know and his parents were pos...IMO...they left a 16 year old in a house unsupervised, allowed him to drink liquor...

  • Too Many Colors

    In other words, he might want to "man up" for his own safety.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    They told him this. Guards. Basically said Stop doing gay ish. Might be a quote

  • Bootcampgirl

    now, I did see Juice

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm not surprised. They are sooo slow. These are fictional characters. They had Elizabeth Taylor playing Cleopatra and where were the black ppl in the Exodus movie? Isn't Angelina Jolie supposedly playing Cleopatra in the remake? They should be upset that they cast Carrie Underwood as Maria in the live production of the Sound of Music.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Which is a clear violation of PREA(Prison Rape Elimination Act) I had one of my youngins claim this, they had a full blown investigation, come to find out he thought he was going to get out of jail...needless to say, he changed that tune...

  • my view

    I think the 20yr deal was kinda harsh since he wasn't the driver...and they already let the driver go?? And if he had to be transferred 7x then his story can't be made up

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ? Whew Chile. Y'all coming with it early. I should have had a coffee special before stepping up in here with Passion Fruit, Tribe of Janet, Affluenza, Tiger Lily, and Coco's new frame. She bounced back quicker than Heidi Klum and women from the south wrapped up in bed sheets.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Prisons move inmates who are disciplinary issues all of the time...he may have had priors, hence, the long sentence..

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Lawd...that is too much. I don't want to hear anymore stories about Charlie Sheen ?.

  • my view

    This is true...but 7x??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Why doesn't this mess apply to the other end of the spectrum (rhetorical)? If ignorance of the law is no excuse why doesn't the kid who is broke with parents that are missing in action afforded the same defense?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    JANET!

  • BubblingBrownSuga

    I saw this on Dateline or 48 Hours. The kid was a young drunk and his rich parents let him live alone in one of their houses at 16. Was going on a beer run, speeding in his pick-up with kids in the back when he hit those people then fled the scene.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I haven't read the Texas statutes as it relates to kidnapping and I'm not familiar with the mandatory sentencing guidelines on kidnapping. So I can't really speak to the harshness of the sentence. But, he was a co-conspirator so he didn't need to be a driver. Also, they were both given the same plea deal. The issue is that the other guy was released on parole. The white guy could have been a "model" inmate whereas the transgender could be seen as a troublemaker. Does that make sense? Not arguing the veracity...just making a point about there being other factors to consider.

  • Bootcampgirl

    7X is a lot...but it takes a lot to even be able to get moved...if he was being abused, trust me, they would have definitely allowed him to stay in PC without having to go to court...that's a lawsuit all day long...believe or not jails are becoming more inmate friendly, not necessarily the CO's...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yeah, I am going to have to disagree with you about jails becoming more friendly....

  • Bootcampgirl

    you know they're just considered hoodlums, the derelicts of society, enemy #1

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol @ Stop doing gay ish. That is funny.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Now, I said not necessarily the CO's, I'm talking more about policies and procedures...I didn't say that they are followed, just in place, an inmate who is determined to be treated according to policy and procedure will definitely find himself at the law library...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Rofl

    Update: I'm just now seeing this pic. She probably has on like 6 waist trainers. She looks trashy to me...really trashy. AT all times.

  • SummerBaby

    Passion Star ? I'm not saying getting raped is okay, but if you walking around prison in general population wanting to be called Passion Star ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ok, I think I can agree with that. I don't think that the policies etc are truly enforced but I agree that in most instances they are in place.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    And you know he pronounces it with a lisp...

  • my view

    Gotcha....makes sense

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You know you're going to get a full post right? lol

  • Bootcampgirl

    in 5...4...3...2

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I can feel it lol.

  • my view

    It does make sense but I also believe the CO's have their own rules and if they don't like you they will put things in your file that shouldn't be....rick ross said he did it all...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ohhh I agree with you there. That's what I'm saying it may not be true but the parole board is definitely reading and believing those files.

    Lol @ the Rick Ross reference. Smh. Ugh...he even had cop tendencies but I'm supposed to believe he's about that street life.

  • Bootcampgirl

    Meh, I don't think it's necessarily that...more like they will follow every single rule in the book for one's they don't like...a lot of shit slides for some folks but troublemakers..you blink wrong..write-up...they all get a hearing with all sides of the story..if there's no evidence...not guilty...

  • my view

    Right lolol

  • Yoni

    Not me. I'm telling you, my blk card will be declined/shredded fuggin round on a movie tip. LOL

  • Renee26

    That sounded more like a car theft to me IJS....that's a lot of time to do for stealing a car.

  • Renee26

    That sounded more like a car theft to me IJS....that's a lot of time to do for stealing a car.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    With the person in the car?? If you were a car sales person and you were taking two men on a test drive and after instructing them to return to the dealership they continued to go in the opposite direction...for forty miles before they dropped you off on the side of the road in a totally different town. You would be ok with that? That doesn't sound like kidnapping to you?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    With the person in the car?? If you were a car sales person and you were taking two men on a test drive and after instructing them to return to the dealership they continued to go in the opposite direction...for forty miles before they dropped you off on the side of the road in a totally different town. You would be ok with that? That doesn't sound like kidnapping to you?

  • TheRealLee

    The prison system needs to accommodate these individuals. I believe a prison for transgender men and women will eventually become a consideration for officials. He would probably have been assaulted regardless, and that's another aspect of prison life that needs to change. You assault in prison, then you should have years added for that.

  • TheRealLee

    The prison system needs to accommodate these individuals. I believe a prison for transgender men and women will eventually become a consideration for officials. He would probably have been assaulted regardless, and that's another aspect of prison life that needs to change. You assault in prison, then you should have years added for that.

  • Renee26

    Nope...they wanted to take the car, the way they went about it was wrong but they didn't beat the person up or ask for ransom, they drove them far out (probably so they could prevent him from reporting the stolen vehicle) and dropped him off at the side of the road. Yes they needed to go to jail but I think the sentence was excessive. Especially since child molestors, baby killers, and rapist get less time than that.

  • Renee26

    Nope...they wanted to take the car, the way they went about it was wrong but they didn't beat the person up or ask for ransom, they drove them far out (probably so they could prevent him from reporting the stolen vehicle) and dropped him off at the side of the road. Yes they needed to go to jail but I think the sentence was excessive. Especially since child molestors, baby killers, and rapist get less time than that.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummmmm ok.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummmmm ok.

  • Renee26

    Agreed but many of the assaults go unreported. I don't think that just because a gay person goes to prison it should make it open season for everyone who wants a piece to get on. That's just like saying "if your a woman you deserve to get raped, because you got what the rapist wants, and you've consented to other men before so it's ok for your body to be taken against your will"

  • Renee26

    Agreed but many of the assaults go unreported. I don't think that just because a gay person goes to prison it should make it open season for everyone who wants a piece to get on. That's just like saying "if your a woman you deserve to get raped, because you got what the rapist wants, and you've consented to other men before so it's ok for your body to be taken against your will"

  • TheRealLee

    Some one reference an act that specifically addressed prison rape. I didn't know it even existed. But yes, rape is wrong however in the prison system, it takes no priority.

  • TheRealLee

    Some one reference an act that specifically addressed prison rape. I didn't know it even existed. But yes, rape is wrong however in the prison system, it takes no priority.

  • the guest

    Passion had severely incompetent legal representation because with passion in the backseat and the car salesman in the passenger seat it was his boyfriend who committed theft and kidnapped them both. Passion was an accessory at worst. I could just imagine the f-uckery that went down in the courtroom. And I bet a million dollars the white boyfriend said he was scared of big black Passion and that Passion forced him to steal the car and kidnap the salesman.

  • the guest

    That's not her niece! That is Janet Jackson's daughter! I never understood why she didn't want to claim her husbands or children. Never understood it.

  • the guest

    I believe this 100%

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    IS THAT THE COMMERCIAL THIS YEAR?? I GOTTA SEE IT

  • Genia Gouch

    "Diagnosed" ???? as Transgender? ....hmmmmmmm

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I guess anyone can call themselves transgender these days so that they can seek out special Privileges. All I know is if u are a man and U put on a dress, high heels, make-up, and a wig and U still have your man meat down below, well then to me U ain't no transgender U are a crossdresser point blank. I don't get it, the LGBT community and the govt has given these confused people a new title and now they are using it to their advantage. I"m sorry be g*y all day but U are not a woman so stop pretending to be by calling yourself a transgender woman bcuz in the picture I see a black man not a woman

  • Sheyonce

    His lawyer should focus on the fact that his boyfriend, the actual DRIVER of the car, was released 2 years ago. This boy was only 18, an adult yes, but why is he still in there if the other guy was already released. There must be more to this story.

  • Sheyonce

    Young and dumb. Add to that a bad lawyer...why would anyone allow their client to take a 20 year bid at 18 when he wasn't even driving the car? Clearly there must be more to this story because this isn't making much sense at all.

  • LibraGirlonly

    People who commit murders get less time than 20yrs. But if you don't have a lawyer not a (public defender)when dealing with the courts you get screwed.

  • Arii

    He didn't kill or beat anybody. They should just release him after all of this time.

  • Miany

    Problem is passion did not hop out when the salesman did..not to say he deserves 20 years- that is excessive but, he was def. an accessory.

  • Miany

    It is considered a psychological condition. Homosexuality was also once considered a psychological condition as well.

  • Miany

    not prosecuted or revoked or modified based on hearsay or based on a grainy video that we can't identify someone in."

    ^^ sound like he bout to continue gettin off scott free

  • DopeRhymesYo

    I'm soooooo confused ?

  • Mrs. (Asexual) Elmo

    Lol, you can't have a full tank on a test drive.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I forgot Janet had a daughter ? I mean neice??.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Janet may have her own little Rhythm nation....

  • Liljwells

    Now your name is just Twan.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Hey doll. I'm so happy you supported. I just love her, i'm going to see her on the 13th, i'm really excited.

  • Deno Spencer

    Something seems wrong he got 20years Sad. 20years for sitting in the back seat while his bf stole the car. Seems that's an injustice by its self

  • Bonny

    ????...#jesussaves

  • Bonny

    ?#drewbarrymore

  • Bonny

    Either way#niggaugay

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Yep ...Jenie' s favorite :D

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Whet?! *sets your trashcan out* :chase:

  • Justlooking2SayIT

    Girl IOno what I be saying

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    You Ambien fonting??? Lol! :hugs:

  • Allihave2say

    Just think, they used to force blacks to ride in the back seat, against protest. This one volunteered. Give us free!

  • Seamonkey

    Bad lawyer. They rarely work out a good deal. Even if a good lawyer once you work for the state you have too many cases to look into each one carefully & provide a strong defence. Even when innocent plea bargins are pushed through by terrorizing the client with "possibilities".

  • Seamonkey

    You clearly don't understand transgender. Medical test have proven that different hormones are "washed" through the brain well after sex is assigned. However if the wrong hormone is prominent in males then they will have female gender. We don't make fun of newborns who are bon with medical conditions so why are we so cruel to those who identify biologically as a gender different from assigned sex. I feel really sorry for any kids born into such hateful, ignorant homes. No wonder they see running into traffic as the better alternative then trying to live honestly.

    Transgender doesn't mean they're gay. It's a proven medical condition. Educate yourselves instead of staying so ignorant.

  • Seamonkey

    That's not true. Transgender means the person identifies as a different gender than their sex. Not all transgenders can afford medical care nor the years of therapy required before changing one's sex to match their gender.

    The housing of transgender people work 2 ways. 1) build a prison for the transgender & transexual population. 2) do as they should and put them with the correct gender not the correct sex. This is a proven medical phenomenon that happens in fetuses.

  • Seamonkey

    Don't judge based on appearances, especially in a mug shot. Better yet, don't judge at all.

  • Seamonkey

    But if she identifies as a women then she isn't gay. Not that Texas can grasp that concept. The issue here is how to prove a prisoner identifies as transgender. I would think a couple of good psychologist could make that diagnosis. But yes, Texas is one of our least progressive and embarrassing states so she has little going for her. The sentence itself shows what idiots Texas judges can be unless Star was holding the firearm on the salesman.

  • Seamonkey

    Typically a psychologist or psychiatrist would do that. However, in '95 a team of Swiss doctors looked at the brains of autopsied transgender people who identified as women and compsred them to nontransgendered found the hypothalamus in MtF was considerably different. Perhaps scans can help detect it one day. Since it's caused by an improper hormone "wash" of the brain in a fetus perhaps in the near future testing can tell doctors ahead of time so gender is announced correctly and puberty blockers are used early, followed by hormone therapy and perhaps surgery.
    But for now I'd rely on experts and witnesses seeing her live as a woman.

  • Seamonkey

    It is not a psychological problem. It's medical. The short of it is a fetus is assigned sex by chromosomes at conception but we all start as female embryos. Then the clitoris either stays the same or turns into a penis based on the XY chromosone being present. Weeks later hormones "wash" through the brain and through no fault of anyone sometimes the wash doesn't match and therefore the gender doesn't match the fetuses' sex organs. There is a difference between gender and sex, each are made at different times while the fetus develops and misses are bound to happen. It is not their environment or any other factor, simply a hick up during development in the womb. I'm actually surprised it doesn't happen more often. Or perhaps it does and many choices to live a lie so they'll still be considered normal by others.

  • Seamonkey

    It is a medical issue that happens during fetal development. Look below for my more indepth but still short explanation.

  • Seamonkey

    December 2012
    The American Psychiatric Association’s board of trustees approved changes to the latest version of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) that will remove the term “Gender Identity Disorder” (GID) which has historically been used by mental health professionals to diagnose transgender individuals. Simultaneously, the term “Gender Dysphoria” will be used to describe emotional distress over “a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender.”

  • Seamonkey

    Btw, Bootcampgirl is wrong. Since 2012 this medical phenomenon hasn't been considered a mental disorder. Different teams have found it to be a hormone brain / sexual organ misalignment to simplify it. As fetuses we're all female then the male chromosones will change the clitoris to a penis. Then later the brain is washed on hormones. If the hormones are wrong or don't go to receptors then gender and sex will not match. The notion of environmental triggers like not having firm gender roles in the home has shown not to be the cause or even a contributing factor. Instead they are archaic teachings.

    However, the diagnosis at this time lies in the hands of psychiatrist until a brain scan can diagnose it or maybe even a hormone test while still a fetus.

  • Miany

    Seamonkey if you read, I said CONSIDERED.....
    I have heard of the two waves of hormones, I totally get what you mean and if you research Dominican Republic you will see it is common there for boys to live like girls until the second wave washes over around age 11-12.....
    but your theory is interesting so if you are labeling it a medical problem are you of the belief that hormone treatment can "cure" gayness????

    I didn't think so either.