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Slim Thug, the Houston rapper best known for his verse on Beyonce's 2006 hit song "Check On It", says he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Slim, real name Stayve Jerome Thomas, announced his positive test result on Instagram on Tuesday. He said he caught the virus despite taking Ebola-like precautions.

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"Check this out. No games being played. The other day I got tested for the coronavirus, and it came back positive. As careful as I been self-quarantine and staying home -- I might have went and got something to eat, stayed in my truck, mask, gloves, everything on -- my test came back positive."

 

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Slim, who last released a single in 2016, warned his followers to take the virus seriously and cautioned them to stay indoors. "Y'all gotta take this stuff serious," the 39-year-old rapper said. "Stay home, self-quarantine, and do not come outside for however long they're saying. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out."

Slim's mild symptoms included a slight fever and a cough. "I don't have any problems right now... I feel better now. I don't got no fever. I feel like I'm good, but y'all better take it serious. It's real out here."
 

 

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President Trump rebuked an NBC News reporter who asked him what he would say to "scared" Americans during a coronavirus press briefing at the White House on Friday.

Trump called NBC News' Peter Alexander "a terrible reporter" after he asked the president to calm Americans who were scared of catching the coronavirus.

"I'd say that you're a terrible reporter. That's what I'd say," Trump responded. "I think it's a very nasty question and I think it's a very bad signal that you're putting out to the American people. The American people are looking for answers and they're looking for hope, and you're doing sensationalism..." said Trump.

When Alexander tried to get a word in, Trump cut him off and scolded the reporter for sensationalizing the news.. "Let me just tell you something, that's really bad reporting. And you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism."

The verbal exchange came after Trump touted a malaria drug as a coronavirus "cure" -- a treatment that top government scientists have said is not proven or tested yet.

The antimalarial drug Chloroquine was administered to people infected with Covid-19 with good results.

Chloroquine was administered to AIDS patients in the 1990s and it was also given to patients during the SARS outbreak a decade later.

Chloroquine works by limiting the virus' capability to replicate itself inside the human cell. But it is not a cure and the harsh side effects means it's not for everyone.
 

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Snoop Dogg is not afraid of catching Coronavirus. He assured his fans that he has some lung function left after smoking weed like a chimney for most of his life.

The 48-year-old rapper recorded a P.S.A. video on his Instagram stories to demonstrate how long he can hold his breath without having coughing fits.

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The PSA was Snoop's effort to prove to his fans that he has some lung function left. He thinks holding his breath for 10 seconds is proof that he is healthy.

Snoop, who is best known for his platinum-selling debut rap album Doggystyle (1993), also had a message for his younger fans.

"Stay close to your loved ones. Stay hydrated," Snoop said in his video.

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People who smoke cigarettes or weed are most at risk if they contract the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The virus targets ACE2 enzymes in the lungs (and other organs) which it attaches to in order to infect human cells to make copies of itself.

A crucial lung process is the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. People who smoke have less lung capacity and more damaged areas of their lungs where this crucial life process will not occur efficiently.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus to vulnerable elders like Snoop:

1. Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
2. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, refrigerator handles, etc.
 

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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive for the coronavirus last week, is keeping himself busy playing video games while isolating himself at home.

In a video released on social media on Saturday, Mitchell, 23, thanked his fans for their support and said he feels "fine". The incubation period before symptoms begin to appear is 2-14 days.

In an unprecedented move, the NBA cancelled its season after Rudy Gobert, 27, was the first to test positive on Wednesday. Mitchell announced he tested positive on Thursday. Gobert and the 2018 NBA All-Star slam dunk champion are the only 2 Jazz players or staff member to test positive for the virus.

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ESPN and Sports Illustrated report that Mitchell is "frustrated" with Gobert for his lackadaisical behavior before he tested positive.

Gobert said he felt "embarrassed" after jokingly touching reporters' microphones and touching his teammates' gear in the locker room in the days leading up to his positive test.

In an Instagram post on Thursday, Gobert apologized for being "careless".

The Athletic reported that Mitchell and Gobert were unusually close teammates. They sat next to each other on the team's chartered plane and bus rides. And they have adjacent lockers in Utah's Vivint Arena.

No one knows whether Gobert infected Mitchell or Mitchell infected Gobert. Both men could have easily contracted the virus from thousands of people who are infected but have not been tested yet.

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As more celebrities and public figures recover from the virus, the mainstream news media's manipulation and fear mongering tactics will become more obvious.

Trump supporters are suspicious of the overhyped coverage of Covid-19. There was no sense of panic when the Obama administration tackled the deadly H1N1 pandemic in 2009.

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Many believe the virus is being politicized to destroy the economy and hurt Trump's chances for reelection in November. But others note that panic shopping is stimulating Trump's economy and making retailers richer.

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On Saturday, the White House announced President Donald Trump tested negative for the coronavirus.

The news comes amid reports of fist fights over toilet paper and paper towels in stores in New York and Georgia. President Trump called for calm and reminded the populace that the CDC says the virus causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy people and no symptoms in others.

All those infected with the virus have not been tested yet. When they are tested, the mortality rate will drop well below 1%.

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak stands at 52 in the U.S. The average age of those who died is 81.

The virus causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population, particularly those with chronic illnesses such as respiratory and heart problems.

Also at risk are people with weak immune systems, smokers (cigarettes, weed) or young people who vape. Smoking or vaping damages the lining of the lungs. The lungs also express ACE2, an enzyme that the virus attaches itself to in order to attack human cells.

People who have a high concentration of ACE2 receptors, such as the Chinese, are more likely to contract coronavirus. ACE2 receptors are located in the nose, mouth, lungs, kidneys, and other internal organs.

Black people of African descent have mid to low range levels of ACE2, and are at low risk of catching the virus (that doesn't mean Black people can't catch the virus).

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
2. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Stay home if you are sick
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Instagram comedian Michael Blackson almost got knocked out when he tried to take rapper DaBaby's picture at SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, NC.

Blackson got a little too close and touched DaBaby's face with his cell phone. You'll have to watch the video below to see what happened next.

DaBaby, 28, faces a possible lawsuit after he slapped a female fan who tried to take his picture at a nightclub in Tampa over the weekend.

The fan inadvertently touched DaBaby's face with her phone and he hauled off and slapped her.

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Fans booed DaBaby off the stage after the incident, and the club's promoter canceled the show.

DaBaby, 28, later apologized to the woman, identified by her lawyer as Tyronesha Laws. The rapper offered Laws $10,000 and promised to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.
 

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L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey holds a big lead over her challengers in early election results late Tuesday. Lacey, who tearfully apologized after her husband, David, pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter activists on Monday, says she's "really happy" LA County voters accepted her apology.

"We're really happy that the number is what it is; that it's almost 55% and my competitors are down around 22%," Lacey said before adding she's "cautiously optimistic" because it's still early.

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Lacey is leading challengers George Gascon, former San Francisco District Attorney, and former public defender Rachel Rossi, by 55% of the vote as of late Tuesday night.

"There are still a lot of votes to be counted, but this is a really good start. I must say that I'm very optimistic."

David Lacey pulled a gun on Black Lives Matter activists who gathered early Monday morning outside the Laceys' modest Granada Hills home.

The group accused the DA of not being tougher on officer-involved shootings and other high-profile crimes.

They said they approached Lacey's home and rang the doorbell because she has refused to meet with them in the past.

BLM activist Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) recorded the incident on her cell phone when Lacey's husband, David, opened the front door and pointed a firearm at them.

In the video, David yells "Get off my porch!"

"Good morning," says a female voice. "Are you gonna shoot me?"

"I will shoot you," says David Lacey. "Get off of my porch," he repeats.

"Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we're here?"

"I don't care who you are," David replies. He told the group he was calling the police before closing the door.

The police arrived on the scene minutes later, but no arrests were made.

Jackie Lacey tearfully apologized for her husband's actions. She said he was scared because she has received death threats in the past.

"It was just him and I in that house, and we really didn't know what was about to happen," she said while fighting back tears.

Lacey said she hopes to be reelected to a third term to continue serving the people of LA County.
 

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L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has apologized after her husband pulled a gun on a group of Black Lives Matter activists.

The incident happened Monday morning outside the Laceys' Granada Hills home. The group accused the DA of not being tougher on officer-involved shootings and other high-profile crimes.

BLM activist Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) recorded the incident on her cell phone when Lacey's husband, David, opened the front door and pointed a firearm at them.

"I'm front of DA Jackie Lacey's house for that community meeting she promised with the @BLMLA crew. Rang her bell to invite her. Her husband pulled a gun, cocked it, pointed it at my chest and said 'I'll shoot you. I don't care who you are.'"

In the video, David yells "Get off my porch!"

"Good morning," says a female voice. "Are you gonna shoot me?"

"I will shoot you," says David Lacey. "Get off of my porch," he repeats.

"Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we're here?"

"I don't care who you are," David replies. He told the group he was calling the police before closing the door.

The police arrived at the scene minutes later, but no arrests were made.

Lacey, who is up for reelection, tearfully apologized for her husband's actions. She said he was scared because she has received death threats in the past.

"It was just him and I in that house, and we really didn't know what was about to happen," she said while fighting back tears.

Lacey said she hopes to be reelected to a third term to continue serving the people of LA County.

Black Lives Matter activists said they approached Lacey's front door because she has refused to meet with them.
 

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Irv Gotti says rappers are an endangered species in hip-hop because Black people won't stop killing each other.

The 49-year-old music industry exec shared his thoughts about rappers being killed more than any other artist.

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Up-and-coming Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke was killed by four gunmen who broke into his Hollywood Hills home last month.

"It's sad, it really is sad," Gotti said in a street interview with toofab.com.

"It's a tragedy. 20 years old and they took his life," the Hollis, Queens native said.

"I love hip-hop, so I hate shit like that... It happens in hip-hop a lot. And it's just -- I wish our people was different. You know what I'm saying? I wish our people would think for one second. 20 years old, bruh. It only happens in hip-hop. And I don't wish that on nobody, but, you know what I'm saying. It's not like you're ever gonna see Justin Bieber get smoked, or whatever. And it's only hip-hop.

Gotti, real name Irving Lorenzo Jr., is a music producer and founder of Murder Inc Records. He was born to mixed race Black and Filipino parents.
 

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Angela Rye had some choice words for Trump supporters such as the group of Black political and religious leaders who prayed over the U.S. President after he held a meeting to celebrate Black History Month on Thursday.

The group of about 2 dozen Black leaders and Pastor Paula White lay hands on President Trump and prayed over him in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Afterwards, he did not answer reporters' questions about the stock market's worst loss in almost nine years on Thursday.

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The group of prayer warriors included activist Candace Owens, Pastor Darrell Scott, Martin Luther King Jr's niece Alveda King; Terrence Williams, and Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, otherwise known as pro-Trump activists Diamond and Silk.

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CNN political commentator Angela Rye attacked Black people who continue to show strong support for the president.

"Shame on you," said Rye during a segment on CNN's "Tonight."

"I think Donald Trump does not have a strong record to stand on as it relates to black unemployment. He has Barack Obama's record to stand on with that, and I think that at some point, black folks have got to look themselves in the mirror..."

She added, "Instead, you want to give Donald Trump kudos for throwing Cheez-It bits at you and then criticize the people who have spent their careers doing things for the betterment of black people and black society. And I would just say at that point, if you still go over to Donald Trump after that, shame on you. Period."
 

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Jermaine Dupri rushed to defend his friend, Usher Raymond, when the R&B crooner teased his new single - and everyone thought he was singing about herpes.

According to TMZ, the diminutive music producer and part-time DJ, cleared the air when speculation ran rampant that Usher's new single "Confessions Pt. 3" contained a reference to his "sickness."

"Don't let that 'sickness' lyric fool you," JD tweeted on Wednesday. "The song is about a girl cheatin' on him and gettin' pregnant by another man. She is then being stuck with the decision to keep or abort it. Now that he knows, Should he stay or Leave???"

Usher teased the new single during his live set at the Cricket Lounge this week.

    "Remember that time I was sitting up sick, couldn't sleep on the middle of the night? / And you said bae let me take you to the ER / I said 'Nah, Imma be alright / Well, the next day I found out from f*cking around that the sickness I had was life / And I was fixed with the decision to keep it / Knowing I had to get rid of it, rid of it, live with it / You don't know, he don't know, I had to deal with it."

The song concludes with: "That's the test to see if you're strong."

Then, addressing the audience directly, Usher says, "You realize what I just told you? You don't realize it, huh? Well, you can play it back."
 

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Comedian Deon Cole addressed the controversy surrounding the effeminate crushed velvet pantsuit he wore to the 51st Annual NAACP Awards.

The 48-year-old actor reminded his followers that he is a comedian who routinely wears outlandish attire on red carpets.

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"First of all let me say this: any events I've been to I have a track record... on every red carpet, I've always worn something super live, super dope."

He added: "I done been on some of the best dressed lists, by taking chances, as well as I've been on some of the worst dressed lists... but I've always had the balls to wear what I wanted to wear."

Cole said he respected his followers' opinions, but he is "tripping on the hate. The hate that I have been receiving is just unreal."

"I have super tough skin," he said. "But the hatred that you all spew is like crazy to me. And it's always against our own kind."

Cole urged his critics to redirect their anger into something more productive.

"It's about balance, y'all. You can be mad at me about my pants, but use that same anger when it comes to injustice."
 

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Joseline Hernandez caused a minor uproar on Black Twitter after she bent down and kissed the feet of her man, Ballistic Beats, in the latest episode of Marriage Boot Camp.

Hernandez, who got her start on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, was accused of being "disrespectful" after she showed attention to other men in their home.

Ballistic, who was watching her the whole time, objected to her feeding fruit to one man, and ordered her into the house.

Black Twitter was shocked when Joseline SPRINTED inside the house. The couple went upstairs where she apologized profusely.

"I'm sorry. I should'a never fed the fruit to the guy. I'm sorry, my apologies," she said sincerely.

"Not coming from my queen," said Ballistic, who reminded Joseline that he is the king of his castle.

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Fearing losing another man due to her attitude, Joseline dropped to the floor and kissed Ballistic's feet in front of company while sobbing uncontrollably.

The episode showed a side of Joseline many of her fans have never seen before. It seems that Joseline has discovered island women's secret to keeping their men happy.

American women, particularly Black women, don't fully understand the power of submission, and how to harness that power to their own advantage.

"This can't be the same Joseline Hernandez?!" wrote one Black Twitter user.

Question: Would you kiss your man's feet in front of company if you knew you did something wrong?

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An Indianapolis woman was killed hours after she live-streamed herself threatening to expose two downlow men on Facebook.

Jane Waughfield, 40, was shot multiple times while driving her yellow Camaro in Indianapolis traffic Tuesday morning.

Waughfield lost control of her Camaro, causing a multi-car crash. She was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Hours before she was fatally shot, Waughfield live-streamed herself explaining how she walked in on two male "cousins" engaging in an intimate sex act. She said she was chased out onto the street, and she feared for her life.

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The news of her death - and the video of her threatening to expose the DL men - went viral on social media and the blogs. But, other than the local news, the national news media ignored the story.

Social media users speculated that the national news media ignored the story because they believe Waughfield got what she deserved for extorting the downlow men to buy her silence.

But Louisiana reporter Jade Jackson says the national news media is waiting for the police to wrap up their investigation before reporting on the story.

"The elephant in the room sometimes cannot be discussed on the news (blatantly anyway) because we can't jeopardize a police investigation," she tweeted on Friday. "Everything has to be confirmed. Don't think we don’t know or that it isn’t being looked into."

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Sean Combs was forced to cancel his appearance at a party on Friday night after he tripped and fell, suffering an injury to his quadriceps, the large muscle group in his thigh.

The injury was the perfect opportunity for the Instagram showman to garner sympathy for himself.

Just 24 hours earlier, Combs, 50, was the laughing stock of the Internet after Nipsey Hussle's widow, Lauren London, curved him on Instagram.com.

Combs was humiliated on Thursday, when he tried to start a rumor by posting and deleting a B&W photo of himself admiring Lauren London.

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London, 35, took to Instagram to set Combs straight and to assure her fans that she is still mourning the love of her life, Nipsey, who was gunned down by a rival gang banger on March 31, 2019.

"I'm all love and peace but never forget....I'm a woman in grief and I don't play about Nip, my family , my character and code," London said.

She added: "Stop f*cking with me and my name. Now let me get back to healing.”

Combs took to Instagram on Friday to share various clips from his hospital bed as he prepared to go under the knife to repair the leg injury, telling fans he's "probably one of the most accident prone people in the world".

"Yes, I'm accident prone... I'm clumsy, I trip, I fall, I fall in holes. It's always been like that," he said in one video, where he listed his surgeries over the years.

"I've had two rotator cuffs, a knee replacement, and now it's on quad. At the end of the day this is God's work to slow me down and take better care of body and ya know, eat right and just stop treating my body like a machine," he said.

In one video, Combs, wearing a blue surgical cap and gown, promoted his upcoming talent competition reality show. He explained he's holding auditions for talented R&B singers. The first stop is in Atlanta next week.

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To make sure the young ladies tune in to the show, the aging rapper enlisted the help of his handsome young sons - Justin, Quincy Brown, and Christian, to be judges on the show.

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On Friday, a Fox News anchor broke down and cried while covering the story of Quaden Bayles, a 9-year-old Australian boy with dwarfism who was bullied in school. The boy's story generated headlines around the world.

The sobbing Fox News anchor played a video clip of Quaden crying and saying he was suicidal. But something about the boy's fake tears didn't add up. Like 50 Cent, he seemed to be faking his emotions.

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Thanks to comedian Brad Williams, who also has dwarfism, $370,000 in donations poured into a GoFundMe page he created to send Quaden to Disneyland.

It wasn't long before Internet sleuths uncovered the truth: Quaden and his mother have pulled a similar stunt in the past.

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The Internet found Quaden's Instagram page, filled with photos of the kid flashing money, wearing hundreds of dollars worth of designer gear, and waving a gun around. There is even a rumor that Quaden is 18, not 9.

Remember the boy who was bullied in school? Thousands of dollars in donations later, he turned out be a white supremacist.

There are so many sad stories on social media that turn out to be scams and cash grabs. When will social media ever learn that throwing money at viral stories is not the answer?

The Internet has taught us the perfect recipe to scam liberals into donating thousands of dollars. Just mix children, a bottle of Visine, and a sob story about bullying, and watch the money roll in!
 

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Gender confusion, also known as Gender Identity Disorder (GID) or Gender Dysphoria, is a psychological diagnosis that has taken on a trendy new meaning, thanks to Hollywood liberals.

GID is a mental disorder that describes a male or female who identifies with the traits and behaviors of the opposite sex. They typically experience a deep discomfort with their own biological sex.

GID can affect children, adolescents, teenagers and adults who believe they are the opposite sex "trapped in the wrong body."

People who suffer from GID should not to be confused with cross dressers or transvestites who share an affinity for wearing stereotypical feminine attire and accessories.

Transsexuals

Transsexuals have undergone sex change operations to remove their genitals or breasts. The procedures are known as top surgery and bottom surgery. The goal of the surgeries is to help them "pass" socially as the opposite sex.

Studies show that 80% to 90% of all transgenders who were diagnosed as children outgrow their disorder as adults and revert back to their biological sex.

Unfortunately, many of these children were given powerful sex hormones which permanently altered their voices, breasts and genitals. More surgeries are necessary to reverse these changes.

Sex Hormones

The singular purpose of sex hormones is to prepare humans for reproduction. Powerful sex hormones should never be administered to children.

In females, sex hormones prepares the lining of the uterus to receive the fertilized egg for implantation. In males, sex hormones changes physical characteristics such as deepens a boy's voice and grows facial hair to make males more sexually appealing to females for the purpose of procreation.

Without testosterone, estrogen would be a male's dominant hormone, meaning men would have the same physical characteristics as females. Since most females are not attracted to other females, the human race would be extinct.

Male sex hormones should not be given to girls to make girls more appealing to other females because females can not impregnate each other. A man does not need breasts because men can't lactate, give birth, or breastfeed a baby.

Diagnosis

GID is diagnosed by a psychiatrist or psychologist, who conducts an interview with the patient to determine the level of discomfort the patient feels. A detailed history is taken and the doctor may speak with the patient's family members.

Treatment

Treatment for GID is often discouraged by liberals and LGBT+ groups who believe being transgender is normal (good) and any form of therapy for transgender children is harmful (bad).

Children are encouraged to declare themselves transgender even if they don't fit the symptoms specified by The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V).

Children who suffer from GID often suffer from secondary comorbid mental problems such as depression, anxiety, borderline sociopathy and narcissism. If these comorbid problems are not treated, the child can turn to self-harming behaviors or suicide.

If a child is lucky enough to be seen by a therapist, the child will undergo individual psychosocial therapy sessions to help them identity positively with their biological gender.

Transsexual adults often request hormones and surgeries to alter their external bodies.

Detransitioning

Detransitioning is a dirty word in the LGBT+ community. Thousands of "transgender" children who were prescribed hormones have stopped taking the chemicals due to the harsh side effects.

There are as many "detransitioning" videos on YouTube as there are transitioning videos.

This has been your Medical Minute.
 

More Info On the Web

Gender Identity Development in Children | healthychildren.org

Gender Confused Children | Creation.com

Gender Identity Disorder | Free Dictionary

 

 

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Rickey Smiley is taking back that meme he re-posted about society punishing Black boys for wearing dreadlocks while praising Black boys for wearing dresses.

In a meme posted on his Instagram page, the comedian wrote:

Black boy: I want to wear locks to school
Society: Suspended!!! No graduation THUG!!!
Black boy: How about a dress?

The meme concludes with the hashtag "#SocialEngineering."

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Smiley was alluding to the recent controversy surrounding Deandre Arnold, the 16-year-old boy who was banned from attending his prom until he cut off his dreadlocks.

The popular host of the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show appears to have caved to the pressure after trans groups and their heterosexual allies contacted his radio advertisers.

In a rambling video on YouTube.com, Rickey addressed the controversy, saying he didn't actually create the meme, he simply re-posted it.

After complaining about the cancel culture coming for him, and saying he shouldn't have to apologize for expressing his opinions in a free country, Rickey concluded by apologizing to anyone he offended.

So far, rappers Young Thug and Lil Boosie have no plans to apologize for expressing similar opinions about Dwyane Wade's son, Zaya Wade.
 

 

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Rappers Young Thug and Lil Boosie reacted to Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union normalizing mental illness in their child, Zaya Wade.

Zaya, who was born Zion, is a 12-year-old boy who suffers from the mental disorder Gender Dysphoria.

Thugger, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, was once praised for wearing dresses on his album covers and in print media. But now he faces backlash for opposing Hollywood's attempt to emasculate Black boys.

In a now-deleted tweet on Tuesday, Thug wrote: "All I wanna say to wade son is GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES but hey live your true self."

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "You're gods best creation."

The reaction from Thugger's followers was mixed. He was praised for speaking honestly on a disturbing trend to normalize mental illness, while others labeled him transphobic and homophobic.

In an interview to promote his upcoming documentary on ABC's Good Morning America with Robin Roberts, Wade, 38, said his son knew he was transgender at age 3 -- when most toddlers are mastering potty training.

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"I don't think I'm gay," Wade said Zaya told him and Union. This is how I identify myself. This is my gender identity. I identify as young lady. I think I'm a straight trans (girl) because I like boys."

Wade, who retired from the NBA in 2019, urged parents to do "proper research" to support their mentally disordered children.

Rather than seek advice from a child psychologist or a licensed therapist, the Wades took advice from cross-dressers and drag queens who make up the cast of a television series, Pose.

Studies show that 98% of children who come out as transgender reverted back to their biological sex as teens and young adults.

Affirming their dysphoria does not help them more than agreeing with an Anorexic that they are fat.

Thousands of teenagers and young adults who came out as transgender in childhood are now transitioning back to their biological sex (see video below).

"I'm not going to sit here and act like we have all the answers," Wade said. "I'm not going to sit here and act like before our child came home and sat us down, that we weren't ignorant parents when it comes to the world. When I say we're learning from our 12-year-old, were literally learning from our child.

Wade said Zaya is now the family leader.

Wade is also father to 18-year-old son Zaire, son Xavier, 6, and 18-month-old daughter Kaavia James.
 

 

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Lizzo lashed out at fat-shaming men who clown her on social media. During a recent interview, Lizzo said she was fed up with fat shamers who criticize her plus-size figure, saying "we don't talk about your d*ck size!"

"I think that women are always going to be criticized for existing in their bodies and I don't think I'm any different than any of the other great women who've come before me that had to literally be politicized just to be sexual... you know what I mean?"

"So what does that tell you about the oppressor?" she said. "What does that tell you about men? Get it together, we don't talk about your d*ck sizes, do we? Like, 'that's not a conventional d*ck size, it's too small.' We still let y'all asses run all over the goddamn place," she added.

The 31-year-old morbidly obese singer spends a great deal of time exposing herself on social media.

This form of exhibitionism is diagnosed as Exhibitionist disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The sufferer feels sexually aroused by people viewing her naked or partially nude body.

Exhibitionism is more common in men.
 

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Dwyane Wade says he dreaded telling his highly emotional wife Gabrielle Union about his break baby when his side piece, Aja Metoyer, told him she was knocked up with their son.

Xavier Zechariah Wade was born on Nov. 19, 2013. In his upcoming documentary on ESPN, Wade, 38, said telling Union about his love child was the hardest thing he has had to do.

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Wade, who is no stranger to sleeping with NBA groupies on the road, forgot to wear a condom when he had a brief sexual liaison with Metoyer, 36.

"I had a child with someone else and I had to tell her." Wade said in his documentary D. Wade: Life Unexpected. He struggled with his secret, knowing it would devastate Union, who is emotionally fragile.

"Hardest thing I've ever had to do is man up and tell Gabrielle Union that I've had a child with somebody else. I couldn't sleep. I wasn't eating. When you hold something in that you know is going to come out and you have this information and you know it's gonna f**k somebody's life up, that you care about, tat you love, if it don't hurt you, then you're not human. Me and Gab just went through something you never want to go through and we still came out of it."

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Wade recently revealed his son Zion Wade prefers to be called "Zaya" and use feminine pronouns - a consequence of Wade's long absences from home when Zion was a toddler.

Wade barely mentions Xavier in interviews or on social media. Despite that, the 6-year-old seems happy and well-adjusted.

His mom, Instagram model Aja Metoyer dotes on Xavier and his sisters Amara, 17, and Aniya, 15 - both by comedian Damon Wayans Jr.

Metoyer makes sure to keep a real man around her son at all times. In one Instagram video, the youngster runs out of the video frame while his sisters are dancing to a rap song.

We find out a few seconds later that he went to join the only man in the room. Even at age 6, Xavier knows that he is a boy who should not be dancing in videos with girly girls.
 

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Wendy Williams tearfully apologized to cross-dressing men after she criticized them for imitating biological women by wearing stereotypical feminine attire.

During Thursday's Hot Topics segment, the 55-year-old divorcée discussed "Galentine's Day," and observed that a few men in the audience were clapping.

Wendy told her audience how she really feels about men reinforcing gender stereotypes by wearing feminine dresses, skirts, high heels and handbags.

"And stop wearing our skirts and our heels. Just saying, girls, what do we have for ourselves? Looky here now, gay men, you'll never be the woman that we are, No matter how gay."

Her criticism did not go over well with LGBT+ members of her TV crew or the LGBT+ community, who reminded Wendy that they are half of her television audience.

On Friday, Wendy tearfully apologized and promised to do better. "I'll start by saying I apologize, I did not mean to offend my LGBTQ+ community on yesterday's show," she said.

"I did not realize until I got home, and I watched the second running of our show. I didn't mean to hurt anybody's feelings. I'm just having a conversation. If you know me long enough, then you know, I live and let live every day. Life is too short. I'm 55 years old, and maybe I sounded like your auntie, your mother, your big sister, or somebody out of touch. I'm not out of touch, except for perhaps yesterday by saying what I said. I deeply apologize. I will do better."

 

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Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old son Zaya, who was born Zion, shared an empowering message for other kids struggling with their gender identity.

Zaya, who is seen in a video uploaded to Instagram by stepmom actress Gabrielle Union, encourages other gender confused youth to be true to themselves and come out of the closet.

"Don't even worry about that, just be true to yourself," Zaya said, while riding in a golf cart with retired NBA star Dwyane.

"What's the point of being on this earth if you're just going to try to be someone you're not? It's like, you're not even living your true self, which is like, the dumbest concept to me. Be true and don't really care what the stereotypical way of being you is."

Gabrielle proudly tweeted alongside the video:

"Meet Zaya. She's compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It's Ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people."

Interestingly, Zaya avoids reinforcing the stereotypical feminine style of wearing dresses, wigs and makeup to imitate biological women.

Instead, the youngster wears a gender neutral golf shirt, black jacket and cap.

When Dwyane asks about the struggle to be authentic even when "people are being mean", Zaya added: "I know it can get tough, definitely. But I think you can push through, and you be the best you and especially more recently, it's become more accepting."

Zaya continued:

"But I think even through bad times, you just gotta push through. It's worth it. I feel like it's very worth it when you reach that point of like, yourself. You can look in the mirror and say hi to yourself, 'nice to meet you,' instead of, like, I don't even know who I am. It's like, full identity crisis."

Gabrielle was ridiculed on social media after Dwayne told Ellen Degeneres that his wife turned to the cast of cross-dressers and drag queens on the hit TV series POSE for advice on dealing with her gender confused stepson.

Gabrielle, 47, did not respond to the criticism.

She plans to sue Simon Cowell for smoking around her before she was let go from her gig as a judge on America's Got Talent.

California has a strict anti-smoking policy which bans employers from knowingly or intentionally permitting... the smoking of tobacco products in an enclosed place of employment.

Twitter responded to Gabrielle's threat as the last desperate act of a soon-to-be, if-not-already blacklisted actress.

"Good luck getting any work," one user tweeted. Another Twitter user wrote: "Wow, I use [sic] to like her, before she revealed this crazy side. I'd say she is single-handedly ruining her career."
 

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A student says she was humiliated when Joe Biden called her a "lying, dog-faced pony soldier" - an insult that Biden later claimed was a just a joke.

The incident happened during his campaign event in Hampton, New Hampshire on Sunday.

21-year-old Mercer University student Madison Moore asked Biden about his poor performance in last week's Iowa caucus.

Biden, 77, came in third in the voting behind Pete Buttigieg (1) and Bernie Sanders (2).

"How do you explain the performance in Iowa and why should the voters believe that you can win the national election?" Moore asked Biden.

"It's a good question," said Biden. "Number one: Iowa's a Democratic caucus," he said before asking the student, "Have you ever been to a caucus?"

When she nodded yes, Biden said, "No, you haven't. You're a lying dog-faced pony soldier."

Biden's insult was met with nervous laughter from the crowd.

Although Moore is seen laughing in the video footage, she later said she felt humiliated.

"It was kind of humiliating to be called a liar on national TV by the former vice president," the economics student said.

Biden's camp defended their candidate by claiming the line was from a John Wayne film in which an Indian chief turned to Wayne and called him a "lying, dog-faced pony soldier."

But movie historians say no such line was ever uttered in any John Wayne movie.

They think Biden - who likely suffers from dementia - combined several lines from different movies, including 1949's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and the film Pony Soldier, starring Tyrone Power.

This is just the latest in a long series of goofs and missteps by the Democratic frontrunner.

Biden has been criticized in the past for insulting voters who ask him confrontational questions.

At a campaign event in Iowa in December, Biden called a man a "damn liar" after he brought up his son Hunter's role in the Ukraine scandal.

Iowa was the first state to hold a Democratic caucus.
 

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Rapper Snoop Dogg reluctantly apologized to television journo Gayle King after Susan Rice, Barack Obama's former national security advisor, warned him to "back off".

Rice, 55, warned Snoop to "back the **** off" after the aging rapper threatened King over her comments to former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant.

"This is despicable," Rice tweeted in response to Snoop's video rant. "Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won't be pretty."

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Her threat worked.

Snoop, who is 48, took to social media to reluctantly apologize to King, saying he meant no harm. "I'm a non-violent person... When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family...”

The same day Snoop made a video threatening to "come get" King, he also made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, shucking and jiving with ex-con Martha Stewart.

The reaction from Black Twitter was mixed. Some users wondered why it took another powerful Black woman to check Snoop for his disrespectful behavior toward a successful Black woman.

"Where are the real men?" they wondered aloud.
 

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Gayle King lashed out at CBS editors over a promo clip in which she asked the late Kobe Bryant's friend, former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, to comment on his rape accusation.

"It's been said that his legacy is complicated, because of a sexual assault charge that was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you, as a woman, as a WNBA player?" King asked.

Leslie said the allegations were a "non-issue" for her and that the Bryant she knew would never lust after other women in her presence.

"But Lisa, you wouldn't see it though. As his friend, you wouldn't see it," King persisted.

The 65-year-old co-host of CBS This Morning was shocked and saddened by the public's ferocious response to the clip, which she claimed was "totally taken out of context."

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In videos uploaded to her Instagram and Twitter accounts on Thursday, an exhausted King said:

"I've been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant, and I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I'd be extremely angry with me too. I am mortified. I am embarrassed and I am very angry. Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context, and when you see it that way, it's very jarring."

King said she was persistent with the former WNBA star because she "wanted to make sure [Leslie's] position and perspective were very clear."

She was furious that CBS chose to post that clip without her knowledge.

"For the network to take the most salacious part, when taken out of context, and put it up online for people who didn't see the whole interview was very upsetting to me," she said. "That's something I am going to have to deal with with them."

King emphasized she didn't "intend" to offend the Bryant family, because she viewed Kobe as a friend.

"He was very kind and warm to me and I felt we had a friendly relationship. I too am mourning his loss like anybody else. I still am shocked by it. It's tragic and untimely and the last thing I would want to do is disparage him at this particular time."

CBS was quick to respond to King's allegations that they intentionally hung her out to dry to boost TV ratings.

In a statement to E! News, a CBS spokesperson seemed to confirm King's statement. The spokesperson said "changes have already been made".

"Gayle conducted a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview with Lisa Leslie about the legacy of Kobe Bryant. An excerpt was posted that did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview. We are addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made."

 

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Oprah Winfrey's bestie Gayle King came under fire for comments she made about the late NBA star Kobe Bryant, who died tragically with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash last month.

King was heavily criticized for asking about Bryant's rape accusation during her CBS This Morning interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie.

Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old desk clerk at a Colorado resort in 2003. The charges were later dropped after the woman accepted an out-of-court settlement and declined to pursue charges against the Lakers star.

During the interview, King asked Leslie about the rape allegations against Bryant and whether or not they "complicate" his NBA legacy.

Leslie said the allegations were a "non-issue" for her and that the Bryant she knew would never lust after other women in her presence.

"It's not complicated to me at all, Leslie said. "Even if there's a few times that we've been at a club at the same time, Kobe's not the kind of guy, never been, like, 'Lis, go get that girl, or tell her, or send her this.'"

Leslie added that she knows other NBA stars who are dogs like that, but not Bryant.

After the interview aired, King received backlash from furious social media users who accused her of trying to smear Bryant's legacy.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z sparked a massive backlash on social media for not standing and saluting the flag during the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday.

Jay-Z, Beyonce and their daughter Blue Ivy, stayed seated while Demi Lovato sang the National Anthem before the start of the Super Bowl.

NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick mocked Jay-Z and Beyonce on social media. Apparently, Kaepernick was annoyed by Jay-Z staying seated after he said Black people had moved past kneeling.

Americans were furious that Jay-Z, who is a partner with the league, disrespected the American flag.

Many Twitter users called for Beyonce, 39, and Jay-Z, 50, to leave the country if they are unpatriotic.

Many social media users bought tickets to Bey and Jay's On the Run II tour. They are upset that the former power couple are being so ungrateful.
 

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CNN anchor Don Lemon came under fire on Tuesday for laughing hysterically when one of his guests insulted 65 million Trump supporters.

Frequent guest Rick Wilson ridiculed Trump supporters during a segment that aired on Saturday. Wilson spoke in a comically bad Southern drawl as he called Trump supporters "rubes" - implying that all Southerners are dumb country bumpkins.

But since so few viewers watch CNN, the incident didn't garner much attention until President Trump tweeted about it on Tuesday.

"Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!)" Trump tweeted along with a link to a Daily Caller post that included a video clip of Lemon's hysterics.

The backlash was unlike any Lemon has ever seen or heard before. That's why Lemon apologized with his tail between his legs during a segment on Tuesday night.

According to Lemon, he was not laughing at half the country (which he complains is already divided). Lemon claims he was laughing at the "joke" told by Wilson.

The openly homosexual news anchor insisted that he doesn't "belittle" people for "who they are", "what they believe" or "where they're from."

One social media user joked that CNN reminded Lemon that his ratings are already dreadful. After all, CNN does have bills to pay - and many of their advertisers are Trump supporters.

"One final note that I have for you because this is personally important to me to address this," Lemon said with a somber expression on his face.

"Ask anyone who knows me, they'll tell you, I don't believe in belittling people. Belittling anyone for who they are, what they believe or where they're from. During an interview on Saturday night, one of my guests said something that made me laugh. And while in the moment I found the joke humorous, and I didn't catch everything that was said. Just to make this perfectly clear - I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people."

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A Florida inmate who assaulted a deputy is facing additional felony charges tacked on to his original drug and gun possession charges.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said 38-year-old inmate Michler Gabriel will face additional felony charges after he assaulted one of their deputies at the Orient Road Jail on Tuesday morning.

Surveillance video shows Gabriel waiting impatiently for the deputy to unlock a door to exit a jail pod. The deputy pushed Gabriel away from the door twice, but Gabriel refused to back away. At one point, Gabriel sucker punched the deputy.

Another deputy who witnessed the assault subdued Gabriel and held him until more deputies arrived.

The deputy was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. The Sheriff's office said the deputy was treated for facial bruises, swelling and lacerations.

Gabriel was being held at the jail on multiple charges including: driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of weed, armed drug trafficking, possession of cocaine, felony weapons possession and carrying a concealed firearm.

WRBL reports that Gabriel now faces additional charges of battery on a law enforcement officer and battery by a detained person, both felonies.

"While I am thankful that the deputy involved was not seriously hurt, we will make sure that Gabriel is prosecuted to the fullest extent for his actions," said Sheriff Chad Chronister.
 

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A drag queen issued a stern warning to parents to keep their children away from the drag culture. Kitty Demure (not pictured) created a video warning parents: the drag scene is not for kids.

Demure's warning comes as more libraries are hosting drag queen story hour for children in some communities.

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Demure (pictured) describes himself as a "non-conformist gay who doesn't follow the leftist hive mind."

He said the sex-obsessed drag queen culture is no place for children.

"What in the h*ll has a drag queen ever done to make you have so much respect for them, and admire them so much, other than put on makeup and jump on the floor and writhe around and do sexual things on stage?" Demure said in the video.

"I have absolutely no idea why you would want that to influence your child," he added. "Would you want a stripper or a porn star to influence your child? It makes no sense at all. A drag queen performs in a night club for adults. There is a lot of filth that goes on, a lot of sexual stuff that goes on, and backstage there's a lot of nudity, sex and drugs," he continued.

"So I don't think this is an avenue you would want your child to explore. They could explore dressing up at home, like we all did, like all gay boys did. We all dressed [in drag] at home and we had a great time."

Demure said exposing children to drag queens is "extremely, extremely irresponsible on your part." He added:

"You might want to look like you're with it, that you're cool, that you're woke, that you're not a nazi, you're not a homophobe... whatever it may be. But you can raise your child to be just a normal, regular, everyday child without including them in gay, sexual things."

Demure said exposing children to the drag community is actually hurting the community.

"We have already had a reputation of being pedophiles and being perverts and deviants. We don't need you to bring your children around."

Demure urged parents to keep their children home or entertain them with trips to Disneyland, Chuck E. Cheese, or the circus.

He suggested taking teenagers to the gay clubs when they turn 18 - because that's an adult thing.