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A Dallas male-to-female transgender who was assaulted in a viral video in April was shot to death early Saturday morning.

Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was fatally shot in the 7200 block of Valley Glen Drive around 6:40 a.m. Saturday, according to NBC 5.

No arrests have been made in the murder case.

Booker was assaulted outside an apartment complex near downtown Dallas on April 12. The assault was captured on video that went viral on social media. Police quickly arrested Edward Thomas, 29, and charged him with assault and a possible hate crime. Thomas bonded out of jail and his whereabouts are unknown.
 
READ ALSO: Man arrested in beating of MtF transgender caught on video
 
Police say Booker was involved in a fender bender outside the apartment complex on April 12. Residents prevented Booker from fleeing the scene of the accident and an argument ensued.

Thomas is seen on video punching and kicking Booker into submission. Several women carried Booker to a waiting vehicle. The victim sustained facial fractures and a fractured arm and was released from a hospital.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the brutal beating appeared to be "mob violence" against a transgender.

"Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community," Rawlings said in a statement. "We will not stand for this kind of behavior."

The police contacted the FBI to determine whether the assault rose to the level of a federal hate crime. The FBI did not disclose their findings.

Police say Booker's murder is not currently being investigated as a hate crime.

  • Bree

    RIP to this man. I always pray for our men. I understand being a gay male. Although I do not support it. But changing their gender is insane to me. You can't change your nature. A man stands up to pee, a woman sits down. Why and I ask God this all the time, why do our men want each other and not us? Why do they want to be us and not themselves?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Plain ol sad! Wish Muhlaysia would’ve moved to Atlanta where dressing as a girl while still looking like a man is more accepted. RIP

  • Pamela

    RIP Ms Booker .

  • Pamela

    ?

  • Gloria

    Damn. This young person has been through a lot these last couple of months. ?RIP. Don’t have to suffer in this cruel world anymore.

  • Real_Nigga_101

    Blame it on Obama

  • MJF

    Smh sad.

  • Dowoop

    Did he create the first transgender? ??

  • Trace da Ace

    damn...this is sad....all this person was trying to do was live his/her best life...and this is what happens??? RIP....I pray they find the killer....because NOBODY....and I mean NOBODY deserves to be put through this...damn shame...

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Just terrible.

  • Real_Nigga_101

    No but he promoted it and made it acceptable for black kids to become fa99ots

  • Tlowe89

    Why say you understand when you clearly don’t. Me personally there’s a lot I don’t understand about the mind set of a transgender person, but I’m sure there’s a lot they don’t understand about a straight cisgender person. But it doesn’t bother me to address someone by the pronouns they ask, and treat them how they ask me to

  • Kimocha
  • Tlowe89

    Why can’t people let people live their lives, as long as what they are doing doesn’t hurt anybody.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lawd!!!! ???

  • Kimocha

    But they was still doing it BEFORE Obama!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Wondering if the dude hot out of jail and killed Muhlaysia?

  • Real_Nigga_101

    Yes but the numbers increased dramatically after Obama stamped the seal of approval.

  • Renee26

    RIP

  • Kimocha

    I think that was the problem in the first place... He/She was tryna fool straight men and got busted!... ALLEGEDLY!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I blame the murderer! Obama has BEEN gone so...

  • Kimocha

    Chile not to me they didn't.. They was already in full effect in the ATL when I was living there, which is the reason why I moved a long time ago, lol!

  • Real_Nigga_101

    I can understand that but don't you ever forget that Obama done did more for gays and trannies all over the world than he ever did for black kids in Chicago.

  • luVn_liFe…

    sad

  • Gloria

    It doesn’t matter. Live and let live. There’s plenty of ? to go around for everyone.

  • goat

    Sad, hope they catch whoever did this.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Right! Cause a dude was prancing into graduation yes-diddy in some short denim shawts and a cut-off t-shirt. INTO GRADUATION! He looked a fool just going into a gas station, but seems as if I was the only one dumbfounded!

  • Curtis

    Most trans support themselves by prostitution and that line of work is very dangerous so he could have met his demise that way. They also like outing and shaming men who buy their services and a deranged john would not take that. He was also living in a Dallas hood where everything goes down. He should have moved to ATl.

  • Renee26

    That's always the assumption with transgenders... I'll wait for more details to come out. He wasn't "unlockable" so ion know about that angle.

  • Kimocha

    This was the original story when he/she got jumped in the video, and someone allegedly hired the dude that jumped him to beat him/her up for it...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile... I am GUILTY of taking quadruple takes when I see men dressed provocatively...

  • bemetoo

    That is very true

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Well that was that dudes fault because he LOOKS like a dude that is dressed like a woman! Maybe he is green to dating..
    Muhlaysia is Clockable!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i would have been taken aback too...but i also would have been taken aback if my female family member came prancing into my grad ceremony in some club gear https://media2.giphy.com/media/GSFAH5e1l7Yl2/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • MsSapphire9800

    RIP....Most Male to Female Trans...are killed because either they are getting ready to out a person or they misrepresent them self as a biological woman.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    is that why you used the incorrect pronoun?

  • onelove

    sad

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I agree! When I first walked into Lenox Mall in Buckhead 20 yrs ago, I was uncomfortable with all the homo$exual pimping that was going on! I was SO dumbfounded that I TOTALLY forgot what I went to the mall to get! Once I finally picked my mouth up off the floor, I went to Wet Seal, bought a clutch and got the He!! ON!
    ATL is where it is AT for Men AND women who want to dress, act AND live as the opposite $ex???

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Cold world. The fact that it took a group of women to protect him in that video gave me chills. Black women got heart!

    I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it again: LGBT is not a warrant for death and mistreatment. This wasn’t necessary. You mad you like chicks with dïcks? Killing one won’t take away your desires! ?

  • Queen B

    Naw don't send no more faqqots to Atlanta we good

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Kimocha

    Chile!... That's why I had to get TF on and moved far awaayyy from there!... I just could NOT deal with it no more!... Just way too many running around and I felt like I would NEVER meet a straight man there!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • stav

    There is no such thing as Trans ,they can call themselves whatever they like, however putting on a wig, weaves, wearing female clothing, getting implants, even cutting off their manhood does not make a woman. This is so offensive and disrespectful to women. Belittling women as if that's all we are. Our gender is God given , and no modern science , or unethical doctor can change that. Can a dog become a fish, can a Lion become a pig? Well the same goes for people and their gender. This is not an issue when women try to say they are now men, because the men of the world aren't having it , because they know like we know a woman can't become a man, but society is quick to put down women and tell us a man can become a woman. It's all BS. RIP to this young man!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I don’t get the maiming of body parts either. And we don’t know how far into transitioning this person was. Either way, we all agree this chit ain’t right. Human beings have no where else to go besides this planet, and for the love of God I wish we’d just work it out! Be loving and accepting, especially to fellow black/brown people. We get marginalized enough.

    Just because one posed a question doesn’t mean the respect for humanity isn’t there (to the other commenters).

  • Meagan Good’s Eyebrows

    Clockable....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ?????

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Just tragic! Without the opportunity for peace. Think about life before going viral, I’m sure it wasn’t a cake walk then either.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Banka

    I agree because no one should lose their life over the lifestyle that they choose to live.

  • Banka

    Acceptable to who..? This person would not be dead if this was so acceptable...

  • Banka

    Truth .!!

  • joel adams

    Allow me to speak: actually I won’t. When you play games you get dealt with. I’m gay and ion wanna be a woman.

  • Chicagowise

    But... but... they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. ?

  • Clobaby_

    Damn that's very unfortunate!

  • stav

    This is mockery!

  • Renee26

    Lordt

  • E Ethel Ballys

    There are some neighborHOODS you just do not stop in, even if you get in an accident or strike a person with your vehicles. Drive immediately to the nearest police station instead.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Probably killed her so that their dirty down low secret of loving dick can be kept a secret. We want to be treated equaly and with respect but we’re the first ones to hurt another minority. Smfh.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Right!!!!! And im not here for no «  i didnt know » story either, how did you not know that you were stroking a butthole and not a vagina your @$$ is gay too.

  • Elevated Soul

    He lived a very risky lifestyle so his ending was evitable because he practiced deception.

  • r r

    All that has nothing to do with them taking her life. Sheesh people have no compassion.

  • r r

    Right, they're not in your bed, they're not taking food off your table. People are such hypocrites. It's disgusting.

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    So sad for this young person to have had to endure this short life filled with hate and misunderstanding, I hope she experienced a version of love at least once in her life shame.

  • Zeta Aggie

    It is not okay to murder.

    It is also not okay to think most non LGBT folks are down with this. People out here chopping up their own kids. You think they won’t kill you for lying about a wanker?!?

  • Zeta Aggie

    More like someone got mad she didn’t disclose her penis.

  • Eileen

    I agree 100%

  • Renee26

    They must've been blind and horny

  • Zeta Aggie

    I can’t say it wouldn’t happen. Some of these folks out here today are gross but have hubbies and side dudes. Go figure.

  • Eileen

    No stay yall a-- wherever you at because the Atl is too overcrowded with this foolishness of the lgbt????

  • stav

    Did I not say RIP, (which is showing compassion) ? Does not the headline and content of this post repeat transgender? So all this has everything to do with the post, said nothing in regard to a life being taken, spoke on the issue of this faux transgender agenda ...Next!

  • Eileen

    homosexuality is not normal it is what God said it is "an ABOMINATION"!!

  • Eileen

    That life is not a best life it leads to sin and death!

  • r r

    It was fake compassion so you should have kept it.

  • Fire & Ice

    This story is so tragic. I'm willing to bet someone involve in the assault a few weeks ago, is also involved in this murder.

  • stav

    I have compassion for all lives, you don't know me , and therefore can't decipher my humanity.

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    This was not supposed to be funny. But... wanker kills me everytime. https://media2.giphy.com/media/3o6ZtisIdbALsID8FG/giphy.gif

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    CRAZY! I have a gay female friend.. her name is Joelle Adams. Bananas. And she doesn't want to be a man, either.

  • dontgetblocked

    I wish he hadn't been killed, but it seems like he kept putting himself in risky situations. I would hate to be a man because I can't tell some of these trans from real women.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    lol

  • XoXo

    He, not she! God created him as a male. No shade. Just telling the truth. Good day.

  • Chicagowise

    In all honesty, I don't think trannies are intentionally mocking women. I think they are mentally ill and actually believe they ARE women. Most of those GAY MEN in dresses, look down on other gay men, because they believe they are straight women.

  • stav

    That's what you believe..not me! There is an agenda, and I'm not buying it. I think it's easier for some to say I believe I was born in the wrong body , and I feel more like the opposite sex, than to just admit to being gay, some may just have an obsession with the appearance of women. I can't say this as fact, but my initial post is All Fact!

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    But in today's day and age you can be called anything you want, people are being called hoe, bitch, nigga, dog, ice cube, ice-t willingly and those are not their official names or monikers but we accept it as such.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You know it’s funny women cannot tell them but trust me men can. We stare at women all day we know the nuances

  • Chicagowise

    That's part of it, as well. It's kind of like a person whose personality splinters in order to disassociate themselves from a traumatic event. As previously stated, a lot of trannies believe they are real women.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Just like selling dope they living on the edge

  • Chicagowise

    Most transsexuals live very risky lives... prostitution, scams, shoplifting, robberies, etc.

  • Bree

    And that pronoun is? I'm so ready for this English lesson.

  • Bree

    Of course. I live and let live. What's wrong with asking a question. I have cousins that are gay both male and female, I wonder the same with them. It is something they choose not to disclose and I'm okay with that, which is why I ask God.

  • Bree

    Maybe you misunderstood. I can see a man being with another man. I don't understand why a man, born with balls, and a penis could ever think they could be a woman. I don't give a damn about a pronoun. I have gay family members and I call them by their gov't names just as I have always referred to them as who God made them to be. They are all fine with it.

  • Bree

    I would not blame anything on Obama. He is not someone I'm fond of.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So the gender bender was in a fender bender and tried to flee.. folk tried to keep the gender bender from fleeing the scene. The GB PROBABLY USED his male strength to fight but got his ass beat. By a dude. Because the GB got jumped it's a hate crime. WTF is it called when a bunch of GB jump a heterosexual. Is That Too classified as a hate crime? BUT THEN A WHITE COP KILLS/OVER KILL A BLACK MAN WHO HAS NO WEAPON AND RECITAL OVERTONES WERE USED BY THE VIDEO WHITE COP its justified...FOH...LGBT can go to he77...I don't see them doing any complaining when its not LGBT so.....

  • Zeta Aggie

    I was British in another life. And it’s so polite, isn’t it? Lol.

  • Bree

    Preach! It is insulting as a female for our men to make a mockery of who we are. The things we deal with monthly, during pregnancies, and all that jazz, they will never know nor experience. I'm sick of this shsh!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    EXACTLY!!! his FB PAGE REVEALs more about him!

  • Bree

    Its not what they call you, it's what you answer to.

  • Bree

    If a man wants to be with another man, fine. But to make a mockery of the female body is not acceptable.

  • the guest

    This is tragic.

    Bigotry is a mental illness.

    No one has to agree with how someone else lives.

    But when people turn to violence and murder, that means they have bigotry to the extent of a mental illness. Normal people don’t beat on and kill people over difference in views and lifestyle.

    Lord have mercy.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    He s was a hood booger... Not that it's ok to KILL but he was not INNOCENT!

  • Bree

    The wages of sin is death. People don't realize that.

  • Indies beauty

    This comment section is more tragic than the victims short life.

  • Fire & Ice

    Amen

  • Sushi

    Wow, this is tragic....

  • Sushi

    Thank you. ......

  • Sushi

    Thank you. ......

  • MsSapphire9800

    Heading to FB now...to be nosy.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Heading to FB now...to be nosy.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Damn he was tall and talked a lot of shyt.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Who told you that lie women can spot them things on sight and sniff’em out before you can take a glance...Smhlol p

  • Allihave2say

    We smell differently. The Pheromones of a woman are designed to attract a man. You can dress and reshape into another gender but your scent, I think stays the same. Maybe Auntie can do a Medical Minute on this.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    A lot of shyt. Tryna make it appear as if he was targeted because of his gender...oh PUUUULEASE!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Umm EXCUSE ME! MOST WOMEN CAN TELL....it's the males we get fooled then go smooth the FAWK off when the SWORD FIGHT begin.

  • Elevated Soul

    I am so not surprised.....

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Right on!

  • Victorious82

    His Facebook page revealed that he sold tail. So it might’ve been one of his tricks/johns

  • PlayerP

    It ain't safe out here...sending out protection vibes

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    It's a tolerance and acceptance lessons?

  • chan chan

    What did he do??? He must’ve tricked someone.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    The men know as well

  • RICHIE_RICH

    How could they not know?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Keep them sissy where they at. As a gay man living in Atlanta. We full boo?????

  • Chicagowise

    The "girls" used to call it, "hiding their candy."

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Oh they know, they just get embarrassed when someone finds out. Tranny are the new it thing especially the ones that can really pass the test ?????

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Rest In Peace gurl

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Talking bout Peek a boo I see you ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    And with science they soon will be able to do all of those things too! They are already working on it. Womb transplant was already successful in a female they are working to do it on male. THE woman that had the womb transplant had a baby and all after it!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Some of those men in dresses say that the truth like women and NOT men and that they are not gay I.e.. Bruce Jenner

  • Bree

    Really? Where did this happen?

  • Bree

    I have family members that are gay. I call them as by their birth names, and all. I love them very much and would never mistreat them. I will never, however, call them something that they are not. And they respect my stance.

  • Allihave2say

    I fear they'll start transplanting wombs from he deceased in men.

  • Allihave2say

    I bet I can't go to the bank and call myself Oprah Winfrey and withdraw money. I'd promptly be charged with identity theft and fraud.

  • Allihave2say

    Now I need to getafacebook page just to be nosey.

  • Allihave2say

    If this be true this person will leave a trail of murdered secret carrying lovers.

  • Allihave2say

    "Black women got heart."
    So many times on blogs I've read comments of trans M2F talking about being the "new woman", "men prefer boy bossy because women smell like fish" "we can't get pregnant that's why straight men are chasing us over traps" and on and on There quite a few who are highly disrespectful to birth women.

    We are worthless but they give their lives to look like one of us.

  • Kimberly King

    ???

  • Kimberly King

    Down here in Texas these folks will definitely try to flee the scene of a car accident. Having car insurance in Texas is expensive AF because these people can't drive. So many of them don't have it or they're underinsured.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yes many folks have nasty attitudes. I tend to think empathetic individuals leave the negativity behind and hopefully don’t think that way.

  • dru and neil

    After the beating she said in a press conference she felt lucky because she “could have been dead,” now this happens a month later. RIP.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    So sad....somebody's child was assaulted then killed I can't fathom it .

  • dru and neil

    Your name is hilarious! Those brows do got a life of their own!

  • dru and neil

    Nailed it. These men out here committing violent crimes against those in the LGBT community are just tore up mentally due to their own desires. It almost seems like they are filled with vengeance, rage and jealousy towards those who dare to live their lives truthfully.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ????? Just insane SMH. Jealousy is really admiration/infatuation.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    . I will never, however, call them something that they are not. And they respect my stance.
    __________________
    They respect your stance but you don't respect their stance? If you really have relatives that are LGBTQ....i can assure you they do not RESPECT your stance...they accept your ignorance. Please don't find offence in the word, ignorance..
    It's simply applicable here.

  • Candance

    Just sad.... at the end of the day a momma has ro bury her baby :(

  • ?HRH?_MYA

    ??Good 1

  • TransMichelle

    Normal people don't think they are the opposite sex either.

  • Coffee1st

    Murder is never okay.
    In the same breath, I'll say that this young man lived a dangerous lifestyle - by choice. He chose it, celebrated it, boasted of it and was here for the drama.
    Everybody crying and screaming about the right to live as they choose - but you hear crickets about the other side of the choices we make ??????
    Consequences y'all.....Consequences.

  • Bree

    I don't see how that can happen or why a man would even want that. You can alter your body all day, every day, you will still be the person God made you. It is simply ridiculous.

  • Bree

    Let me help you with something. You don't know me. You don't know my family members. They are very outspoken and will tell anyone where to get off at. They know I love them and they know how I feel concerning their lifestyles. That's just like my cousin who is on drugs heavily in these streets, I don't support what she does nor do I beat her up for it. I would never give her money to buy drugs and she knows and respects that too. Ignorance is dangerous, I am fully aware of that. I'm not ignorant on anything LGBTQ. I love and treat them the same. Thankfully, they've never altered their bodies and I pray they never do.

  • Heat2Hot

    After visiting her facebook page I'm not going to assume that she was shot because she was transgendered. No, she didn't deserve to die but you won't stay around long doing what she did. It's not a good idea to post pictures of your friend's daddy and post about the sexual things you want to do to him! What about the woman who did hair out of her house! She threatened to report her for not having a license and the list goes on. This child made more enemies than John Gotti....

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Was his Social media accounts scandalous? Was he outing folks on social media?

  • EMILY POST

    People are taking stuff waaaaayyyy too far.

  • Evillene

    Ugh. I dreaded reading these comments. Such hate toward someone you don't even know....

    Some of y'all better hope there are no consequences for having hate in your heart.

  • Evillene

    That's why black women got heart. Many can overlook a thoughtless insult and still see the humanity in someone and want to.protect them from harm.

  • Evillene

    You're already outnumbered, what's one more?

  • Evillene

    Chile, if that were true, we'd all be dead right this moment...

  • ?Starring Ladii Jaye?

    I don't wish death on no one...but you live by..you die by. The facts of life.

  • Yardgirl

    I was curious and went to the FB page and yes, it was scandalous. There are many things that could have triggered the murder, him being trans is just one of them. He was doing things openly that could get you killed by someone looking for revenge. IMHO

  • Yardgirl

    Facts!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    In the UK they performed a womb transplant on a woman and she was able to carry and have the baby once I saw that I said not watch they try this on a man shortly after reading that article I saw another article that read scientists say they are very close to performing a womb transplant on a man I said yep I knew it.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I agree ?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I hate to say it but people like that don't live long and usually dies in a way the all the people they have done wrong is able to see

  • Maxx

    LGBT communities don't try to act normal, they are who they are.

  • Chicagowise

    I used to live in that world, and in my 50 plus years on this planet, I have NEVER met a man in a dress, who WASN'T GAY or at least, bisexual.

  • Chicagowise

    LMAO! Yeah, a lot of them got hurt playing that game.

  • Zeta Aggie

    Not to be gross but anal or mouth action. They get used to tucking from the front i guess

  • RICHIE_RICH

    ?????

  • TransMichelle

    That's why the LGBTIZYR (they always adding new letters) need to leave us "normal" folks alone and go create their own world. What "they are" does not fit in nor suit an orderly society and the "natural order" of nature.

  • Allihave2say

    If I take off my shirt and my bra, and walk around with my size DDDs free and say I'm a man I'd get a citation for public nudity and probably have to register as a sex offender for life.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    IKR!! But they will swear up and down they are not again Bruce Jenner is the prime example he claims he liked women and he running round with a young girl now ????? This is why I say there is some confusion and mental issues going on and I feel like they are being taken advantage of because it’s a lot of money in hormones and surgeries

  • Jai Sunshine

    *sigh* There are certain post that I shy away from the comments because it really drives home how f*cked up the world is. This is one of those post. I had never heard of her or saw the video until now and it all breaks my heart. She was 23 years old, her Social Media posts reflected the carelessness of someone who had yet to get their life together. But just because she wasn't born a woman people are saying things like " i don't condone murder but..." there is no but, either you value human life or you don't. You may not understand or agree with who she was but somebody's child lost their life, violently, and instead of sympathy you offer judgement.
    in regards to that accident, where she tried to leave the scene.. I wasn't there but from every account I have read on line, she accidentally hit someone's car and they pulled a gun on her... would you not have tried to leave as well? Then to be beaten so brutally by a mob of men...and she wasn't trying to fight back she was trying to get away *i can't*

  • Jai Sunshine

    but they weren't friends, that was a random post that she saw of a man she thought looked good on the internet so she RP and made a comment that entertained her and her followers

  • Jai Sunshine

    THIS !!! it baffles me how a group of people who have been oppressed for so long can't be at the very least tolerable to another minority

  • Chicagowise

    If I went to a doctor and told him or her that I identify as a Phillips screwdriver and asked the doctor to encase my lower limbs in hard plastic and surgically implant a mental spike in my head... I wonder what would happen.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    You will be place on mental hold ?

  • Chicagowise

    And that's what should happen when a man says he's really a woman. ?