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A teenager whose interaction with a male-to-female trans inmate launched a popular internet meme is allegedly dating the same MtF trans 10 years later.

"Cedric" was a vulnerable wayward teenager, struggling with his sexual identity when he appeared on an episode of "Scared Straight" 10 years ago.

He was placed in a room with a flamboyant inmate, Ms. Foxy, who flirted with him. "I was waiting on you at the door," Ms. Foxy said. The scene launched a popular internet meme.

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Cedric, now a grown man who goes by the username @cedriciconic on IG, hooked back up with Ms. Foxy, who went on to capitalize on his internet fame.

The two are now unlikely lovers with a decade or more in age between them. They are seen together in photos on shopping sprees and relaxing at home.
 

 

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Democrats Ritchie Torres (right) and Mondaire Jones became the first openly LGBT Black men elected to Congress.

Torres will represent New York's 15th District and Jones will represent New York's 17th Congressional District.

"It is the honor of a lifetime to represent a borough filled with essential workers who risked their lives to that New York City could live," said Torres in a statement. "My pledge to the district is simple: I will fight for you. The Bronx is my home, it is what made me who I am, and it is what I will fight for in Congress."

Jones, 33, previously served under the Obama administration in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice.

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Also on Tuesday, Sarah McBride, a Democrat, became the first openly male-to-female trans ever elected to Congress. McBride won the election in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware.

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Paris Cameron's killer, 19-year-old Devon Kareem Robinson, was convicted of murder in the deaths of Cameron, 20, and two others at a Detroit house party.

"Paris was a fireball," said Cameron's friend, Sunshine Johnson. "She was a loving spirit. She tried to help everybody"

Johnson said Cameron loved cooking soul food, voguing and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race.

On May 25, 2019, Cameron met 19-year-old Robinson at a Detroit gas station and invited him to attend a nearby party.

He hesitated.

"He would walk back to her, walk away from her, walk back," says special prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz.

Robinson walked home, then eventually changed his mind and went to the party. Police say he had sexual encounters with several people at the house party.

One witness said he left the party looking a little blank, Powell Horowitz tells PEOPLE.

Surveillance cameras show him pacing and dry heaving in the gas station parking lot before he returned to the house party.

"An hour later, you see the figure emerge running toward where the house party was. He kicks in the door and begins just fire indiscriminately killing three people," Powell Horowitz tells PEOPLE. "Two others survived, but watched their friends die in their arms."

Following his conviction on three counts of first-degree murder and other charges, Robinson was sentenced to three life terms in prison without parole on June 30, 2020.

“Hate comes in many forms, and self-hate is a driving factor in harming these trans women of color," says Powell Horowitz.

Cameron was one of 26 transgender women murdered in 2019 in what the Human Rights Campaign has called an "epidemic of violence."

Powell Horowitz said the murders are fueled by self-hate and fear.

"It's almost always men who identify as straight who are harming trans women. It's almost always motivated by fear of being found out. They would literally rather kill them than be found out," Powell Horowitz says.

Johnson maintains a Facebook page, Long Live Paris, in Cameron's memory.

"I'm going to always keep her memory alive," Johnson says. "The love we had for one another was unconditional. That young lady was really everything I was trying to be. I miss her every day."
 

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Caitlyn Jenner confirmed Kanye West is living alone in Wyoming -- away from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and their four children.

Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, insisted that despite West's recent Twitter meltdown, the rapper is "a good person" with "a big heart".

The 70-year-old Olympian, who was married to Kanye's mother-in-law, and is the father of two of her 5 children, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, appeared on British TV show Good Morning Britain on Monday, Aug. 3, and voiced support for the "Gold Digger" rapper, who is determined to be the 46th president of the United States.

"Well, honestly I don't know," Jenner responded when asked about West's political ambitions. "Since all of this has come down, I have just kind of watched it just like everybody else. I haven't had a chance (to speak to him), he is living up in Wyoming most of the time.

"So, I just wish him the best. I made that as a joke about being his VP when he announced that. But I hope for the best for him. He's a really good guy."

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The male-to-female reality TV star went on to praise the 43-year-old rap producer, who suffers from bipolar disorder, for being "a good friend", especially during the years when Jenner underwent gender transition.

"The only thing I can talk about is really how he treated me through everything and he has been the most kind, loving human being and so good to me throughout the years and especially going through everything I've been going through in the last five years," Jenner said. "He's been such a good friend."

The former Olympic decathlon winner added "He has been extremely supportive. Kanye has got a big heart... he's a good person."

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And when asked about the situation in the U.S., Jenner insisted: "I don't even want to discuss or talk about politics anymore."

"It's a different world, I want to go back to the old world!... I think here in the U.S., a lot of it is political. We have an election coming up, it seems everything right now is politics, politics, politics."

Jenner, who previously supported Donald Trump, stopped supporting the President in 2018 due to his administration's lack of support for the transgender community.

The "I Am Caitlyn star" no longer politically identifies as Republican, and instead claims to be "economically conservative, socially progressive".

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A 20-year-old Dallas man has been charged in the shooting death of male-to-female trans Merci Richey, aka Merci Mack, last month. Mack, 22, is the 19th trans person to die a violent death in 2020.

Police arrested Angelo Walker who allegedly killed Richey over a video of the two together.

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Richey (pictured) was found in a Dallas parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the head on June 30.

An eyewitness told police he was inside his apartment when he looked out a window and saw Walker "chasing a woman" through the parking lot.

Walker shot the victim then stand over the victim and fired his weapon multiple times. Richey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The witness said Walker and the victim had argued over a video and Richey threatened to share the video on social media.

In a Facebook video, Richey threatened to post an intimate video of the two of them on Snapchat the day before the murder.

Walker was charged with murder in the second-degree and booked into the Dallas County Jail on Wednesday. His bail was set at $900,000.

Richey's sister, Tyeshia Rickett, told the Dallas Morning News her family was relieved to learn of Walker's arrest.

She said Richey was a "happy person" who doted on his niece and nephews.

"That's the kind of auntie she was: 'I don't care what your mama said, come get in this car, and we're going to get some ice cream.' They loved her," Rickett said.

Rickett said she appreciated the outpouring of love and support for Richey online.

"I knew she had friends, but I didn't know it was that many," she said. "It was heartwarming to see everybody's pictures and videos that they shared. It was so amazing."

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22-year-old male-to-female trans Merci Mack is the 4th trans person killed during Pride month, and the 19th trans person to die a violent death in 2020.

Mack was found in a Dallas parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the head on Jun 30. There were no eyewitnesses to the shooting, and police have no suspects in the murder.

Residents reported hearing gunshots around 5 a.m., but apparently did not call 911. A passerby who found Mack unconscious did call 911 around 6:15 a.m. but Mack was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police spoke with Mack's family, who used Mack's birth name, Richey. Police said they have "not been provided with a preferred name at this time."

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Mack's murder follows the death of 17-year-old Brayla Stone (pictured) who was found dead in a suburb of Little Rock, Arkansas last week.

A man claiming to be the murderer bragged on social media that he was paid $5,000 for the hit.

Riah Milton was shot and killed during an armed robbery attempt in Ohio. Police arrested three people in connection with that murder.

All three transgenders were presumed to be sex workers. These types of deaths usually go unreported in the news media because the police "misgender" the victims.

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Rumors are swirling that former The Chi actor Barton Fitzpatrick, a Chicago native who played gang leader Reggie, plans to retain a top anti-discrimination attorney.

The rumors were fueled by reports that Fitzpatrick was forced to quit the Showtime series after he declined to have his character date a male-to-female transgender.

The news comes as top anti-discrimination attorney Douglas Wigdor confirmed in an email to Sandrarose.com today that he is representing the woman who accused Ed Henry of sexual harassment.

Henry was fired from Fox News on Tuesday, June 30, for a past sexual harassment incident.

Sources say The Chi's creator Lena Waithe "pressured" Fitzpatrick to play a character in a relationship with an MtF trans character.

Fitzpatrick announced his departure from the show in a tweet, saying he appreciated the opportunity to be on the series.

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Reggie's brother, Trig (played by Luke James), is Davis' live-in love interest on season 3.

In an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Waithe, 36, proudly announced a new trans character named Imani (played by Jasmine Davis).

"I'm so excited that we finally get to introduce our first trans character this season," Waithe said. "Her name is Jasmine, she's a Chicago native, she's fantastic."

"It's definitely the gayest season ever," Waithe said of season 3, which premiered Monday on Showtime.

Waithe said the show won't bring any attention to the fact that Davis was born a male.

"We make sure to not point a finger or shed too much light on her being trans," she said. "She's an amazing woman, she's an interesting character, and I'm excited that we finally get to do that this season."
 

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A Black male-to-female (MtF) transgender activist called out BET for pulling a trans ad at the last minute.

At the conclusion of BET's first virtual BET Awards telecast on Sunday, trans activist Imara Jones, founder of Translash Media, took to Twitter to call out the network for pulling an advertisement that raised awareness of murdered Black MtF trans.

Jones tweeted:

"@bet pulled my ad at the last minute last night from the #BETAwards. It's hard to conclude anything other than that the platform is transphobic as @angelicaross & @lovebscott unfailingly point out. @citeblackwomen intentional invisibility is why our thoughts aren't heard."

In the ad, which was sponsored by McDonald's, Jones says, "Black trans women have a very simple message: stop killing us."

In a follow-up tweet, Jones wrote "And it's the incredible gap between what @bet said last night about being pro Black on air and what it does. But as I have written before "#BlackLivesMatter except [if] your're trans."

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Former NBA star Nick Young, aka "Swaggy P," commented on the fatal shooting of a male-to-female transgender by a Chicago teenager.

Orlando Perez, 18, confessed to shooting 37-year-old Selena Reyes-Hernandez in the head and back on May 31. Perez told police he panicked when he learned Reyes-Hernandez was a biological male.

"Once the offender realized that this victim was actually transgender, the offender became very upset," said Brendan Deenihan, chief of detectives for Chicago police, at a press conference Wednesday. "He left the residence, became more upset, and that's when he came back to the residence."

Perez was charged with murder in the first-degree. He stated he became "distraught" upon learning Reyes-Hernandez was an MtF trans. He confessed to shooting Reyes-Hernandez, then returning to the residence to shoot Reyes-Hernandez in the head and back.

"He thought that was enough so he ran out. But he kept seeing her face, so he went back there to do it again," Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said during Perez's bond hearing on Wednesday.

Perez was ordered held without bail at his bond hearing.

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Among the celebrities commenting on the tragic shooting was Young, who last played for the Denver Nuggets in 2018.

The 35-year-old took to social media to warn other MtF transgenders to be honest with their male hookups.

In a message screencapped by Hollywood Unlocked on Instagram, Young said:

"You never wanna see someone lose [their] life but You gotta let people know B4 hand... (TO ME) this situation always gonna lead to a fight or worse with any straight man you can't just say after y'all hook up and by the way I'm a MAN and pull out some nuts out.......... a man will go crazy."

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Megan Thee Stallion (right) and Jasmine Sanders were among the celebrities attending Trans Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles on Sunday. The 25-year-old lesbian rapper rocked rainbow colored hair weave. Black Twitter is unhappy that transgender activists are piggybacking onto Black Lives Matter protests.
 

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Migos rapper Quavo and his girlfriend Saweetie stepped out for a romantic dinner date in Beverly Hills at Mastros Restaurant in Beverly Hills on Sunday. Both were spotted wearing face masks during the Covid-19 outbreak.
 


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Tiffany Haddish and Common took their romance to the streets of Los Angeles to participate in protests over the weekend. Tiffany, 40, and Common, 48, began dating last year after he dumped CNN political analyst Angela Rye.
 

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Nicole Murphy looks great in a summery dress as she leaves Malibu Cafe after lunching with friends.
 

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Joakim Noah and supermodel Lais Ribeiro are the cutest couple. They looked casual while dining out at Nobu Malibu with their family.