This week it was murder on the dance floor as the queens traded pumps for ballet flats! Along the way we saw a twist in the Coco-Montrese-vs.-Alyssa-Edwards drama, a queen shut down for favoring caftans, and one of the most dramatically dishy eliminations in Drag Race herstory!
In his first interview since shedding 45 pounds, Bono shares with me how he feels about his remarkable weight-loss journey, as well as his passion for acting and his quest to find true love.
These "starbaby" names had the power to launch trends and inspire namesakes, we theorized, and we'd be hearing them far into the future.
Whether the latest allegations about John Travolta are true or not -- that he sexually harassed several men and had a secret relationship with his male private pilot for six years -- it's all pretty sad, the jokes and the snickering notwithstanding.
This has been a notable year for transgender actors in film and on television. More films are being written and produced with transgender characters, and there is a willingness to hire trans actors to play these roles, including yours truly.
To my transgender brothers and sisters reading this, we have to stop thinking that any representation of us in the media is better than none. We need more than a line in a Lady Gaga song and a jitterbugging child of a gay icon.
I just want to say "thank you" to Chaz for making trans history, staying strong and diplomatic in the face of idiots, focusing on the positive, and continuing to bring the conversation to the table.
The true test for Chaz will be whether he can be seen regularly before a broad American audience in a capacity that has nothing to do with being a transgender man. If he can do that, he will be a pivotal figure in transgender history.
I cried watching Chaz dance his cha cha on the premiere of Dancing with the Stars. It has been a dream of mine for years to see more trans people integrated into shows like this.
"It would be hard to be one thing inside and one thing outside and not get to be the one you say you are." In less than 25 words, my six-year-old displayed a more firm command of the subject than Ablow with all his years of experience.
As a conservative and Christian, I happen to believe we are all God's children. I also happen to believe that we are all hard-wired at birth. The vast majority heterosexual, some homosexual, and some who believe they are trapped in the wrong gender.
Chaz Bono has always been one hell of a sweet guy. I'm happy he's happy to be a he, and dancing his heart out on Dancing With The Stars. So here's my playlist for Chaz.
Let's talk about the real reality here -- how damaging and dangerous negative comments are to the thousands of transgender and gender-nonconforming children who live their everyday lives among the adults who are so agitated by Chaz's participation on DWTS.
When Chaz takes the dance floor and sweats out the maneuvers we all get a unique opportunity to get some answers. But only if we are willing to listen.
The "Dancing with the Stars" message board lit up with a tsunami of transphobic remarks about Chaz's upcoming appearance, giving us a window into what this segment of the population confronts.
Will Chaz Bono's gig on Dancing with the Stars offend some people? Most definitely. What's more important is the courage that Chaz lends and will continue to lend to others who haven't yet gained the courage to be themselves.