Trans Teen’s Gender Confirmation Surgery Beautifully Documented By Nat Geo

Trans Teen’s Gender Confirmation Surgery Beautifully Documented By Nat Geo

[ad_1] An intimate and powerful new video from National Geographic is telling the story of one transgender teen undergoing gender confirmation surgery and coming to live more fully as her authentic self. Seventeen-year-old Emmie Smith allowed her story ― and surgery ― to be documented by NatGeo in conjunction with their January “Gender Revolution” issue, and specifically an article titled “Rethinking Gender.” Smith, who has a cisgender identical twin, told National Geographic that she hopes the film will help with a…

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Wendy’s Twitter Account Feasts On Trolling Comments For Sustenance

Wendy’s Twitter Account Feasts On Trolling Comments For Sustenance

[ad_1] Every few years a social media account comes along that changes the game. And perhaps Wendy’s Twitter account is that game-changer. Like Skynet becoming sentient, Wendy’s Twitter recently awoke and then quickly developed a taste for humans. You can only imagine how quickly it grew tired of their stupid questions. So it was truly refreshing to see Wendy’s unleash the true potential of a commercial social media account. We picked out some of the best responses. Warning: Savagery ahead….

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14 Of Our Favorite Queer Heroes Of 2016

14 Of Our Favorite Queer Heroes Of 2016

[ad_1] 2016 was a rough year for queer people. Yet certain people have shown heroism this year in spite of the mounting challenges facing LGBTQ people. While this is by no means an all-encompassing list, we wanted to reflect on the actions of these people over the past 12 months and pay tribute to the notable work that they ― and others ― have done in the fight for achieving queer liberation. To everyone listed here: our community owes you a…

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You Can Still Sign Up For Health Insurance Today

You Can Still Sign Up For Health Insurance Today

[ad_1] The government extended the deadline to sign up for January 1 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act. The new deadline is today ― December 19.  If you’re concerned that President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to repeal and replace Obamacare means that signing up for the ACA is pointless, experts say it’s a good idea regardless of Trump and health secretary nominee Tom Price’s stated plans.  “There is so much uncertainty,” Dr. Dean Blumberg, an associate professor and chief…

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Natalie Portman Radiates Glamour In A Showstopping Maternity Gown

Natalie Portman Radiates Glamour In A Showstopping Maternity Gown

[ad_1] Natalie Portman is surrounded by Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in “Jackie”, but it’s the pregnant star’s red carpet style that has us even more excited. Portman attended the Huading Global Film Awards in Los Angeles Thursday night in an extremely elegant, embellished navy and black Erdem gown with a pattern that only kind of reminds us of very fancy drapes. Michael Tran via Getty Images She paired the look with a simple sleek updo, and while…

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9 Wins For Women’s Health Care In 2016

9 Wins For Women’s Health Care In 2016

[ad_1] 2016 is coming to a close but before we say “Hello 2017!” let’s reflect on the positives. While this year might not have been your favorite, there were a number of wins for women’s healthcare in the areas of breast and ovarian cancer. Here’s the rundown: 1. Genetic Testing Is More Affordable For Those Who Need ItIf your family health history or a conversation with your doctor has indicated you’re at high risk for breast or ovarian cancer, genetic…

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With No Hope Under Trump, Gender Pay Gap Action Goes Local

With No Hope Under Trump, Gender Pay Gap Action Goes Local

[ad_1] The Republican capture of the Oval Office along with majorities House and Senate is bad news for women when it comes to closing the gender pay gap in the next four to eight years. Nothing new there — we’ve already endured more than a half century with zero progress on gender pay equity in the U. S. Congress, and some not inconsequential losses in the courts since the Equal Pay Act passed way back in 1963. The gap in…

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Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Best Quotes About Love, Marriage And Divorce

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Best Quotes About Love, Marriage And Divorce

[ad_1] Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died Sunday at the age of 99, was arguably more famous for her many marriages and divorces than she was for her acting career. The wife of eight husbands (well, nine if you count the union that lasted only one day before it was annulled), Gabor unapologetically loved, lost and left throughout her lavish life.  “Every girl should be married at least once in her life. It’s a must,” Gabor wrote in her 1970 book, “How…

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‘Star Wars’ Actors Pay Tribute To Carrie Fisher After Her Death

‘Star Wars’ Actors Pay Tribute To Carrie Fisher After Her Death

[ad_1] The world lost an icon on Tuesday when news broke that actress Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60. She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a heart attack. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed her mother’s death, saying in part, “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.” That statement couldn’t be more true. Fisher was known for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” franchise, and will always be remembered for…

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I Shouldn’t Have To Learn Black History From A Movie

I Shouldn’t Have To Learn Black History From A Movie

[ad_1] This weekend, I had the opportunity to see Hidden Figures, a new biographical film following the lives of three Black women who helped John Glenn become the first man to orbit the earth. The film, which will be released nationwide on Jan. 6, is as inspiring and fun to watch as everyone told me it would be. Friends and family strongly encouraged me to see the movie because it takes place in Hampton, Virginia, my hometown ― a fact…

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