The Brooklyn Nets signed 35-year-old bench rider Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday. According to sources, President Obama called in a favor to his good friend, minority team owner and rapper Jay Z.
Normally, this type of signing wouldn’t register a blip in the news. But Collins recently announced he is a homosexual — after dating a woman for 8 years. Now he is celebrated for his sexual proclivities — not for his subpar basketball average of 1.1 points per game.
Sorry ladies, WNBA star and former Baylor U. standout Brittney Griner is off the market.
Griner, 23, posted romantic vacation photos of herself and her girlfriend in China on social media this week. The 6′ 8″ center who currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury, racked up dozens of awards and accolades as a high school and college hoop star. She also dunked the basketball several times during her collegiate career. Griner, who wears a size 17 men’s shoe, came out publicly as a lesbian in an interview with SI.com last year. Her announcement surprised no one.
Gender confused individuals such as transgender model Carmen Carrera, left, and transgender activist Janet Mock now have 50 new gender options to choose from on Facebook.com.
Facebook.com is adding 50 new options for users who self-identity as something other than what they were born as. Options include the usual pronouns: him, her, or them. Then there are the 50 tangential choices, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.
Rapper T-Pain is accusing the hip hop community — specifically rappers — of blacklisting singer Frank Ocean because of his sexual preference.
In an open letter on his Tumblr blog in 2012, Ocean wrote that he had “unrequited feelings” for another man. But rather than accept him with open arms, the hip hop community quietly turned their backs on the 26-year-old songwriter (no pun intended). T-Pain suggested other rappers were discriminating against Ocean by not featuring him on their tracks.
A college football All-American SEC Defensive Player of the Year came out publicly for the first time in an interview published on the NY Times website on Sunday.
Michael Sam, above right, a 24-year-old defensive lineman for the University of Missouri, came out to his teammates during a team building exercise at a preseason football practice last year. When it was Sam’s turn to speak, he nervously balled up a piece of paper in his hands, and said, “I’m gay.”
A Maine judge says a school was wrong to bar a boy dressed up as a girl from using the girl’s restroom.
Nicole Maines, now 16, was in the fifth grade when school administrators ordered him to use a unisex restroom after another student objected.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that transgender persons (not just school kids) should have access to any public accommodations of their choosing.
This means that any male who believes he is a female has the right to share the women’s restroom at a restaurant even if he is not wearing female attire.
@kicksb4rent don't be mad at me cause u in the closet… Flop that ya lil b#tch lmao! ????
— ASHANTI (@ashanti) January 20, 2014
R&B singer Ashanti is catching heat for what her fans are saying was a “homophobic” tweet. The singer, who once dated rapper Nelly, asked her Twitter followers to pick the winner of the upcoming Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers or the Seattle Seahawks.
After one rude fan tweeted: “Your flop single”, Ashanti clapped back by tweeting: “don’t be mad at me cause u in the closet… Flop that ya lil b#tch lmao!”