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Caitlyn Jenner Graces Vanity Fair Cover Again



Caitlyn Jenner for the second time in three months is again on a Vanity Fair cover. This time it’s a special edition.

It’s been an exciting couple of months for Caitlyn Jenner. Coming out as transgender in an ABC News interview with Diane Sawyer, having a debut on the cover of Vanity Fair, breaking a Twitter record for number of followers of a new account, getting a Huffington Post column and an E! reality TV show, getting an ESPY award and delivering an awesome speech, and now, getting another cover of Vanity Fair.

The edition, on newsstands this week, profiles cultural pioneers such as Caitlyn Jenner, Chaz Bono, and Reneé Richards, among many more,” Vanity Fair explains. “Their stories point both to the massive cultural shifts underway in America’s attitude towards its transgender citizens, and the life-and-death battles many of them still face.”

VF has chosen a small handful of transgender people, and attempts to head off likely criticism given recent events.

Sadly, in the weeks since the edition was sent to print, at least six transgender women of color were lost to senseless violence. The publications involved in creating this special edition share in the grief surrounding these tragedies. It is the hope that this issue, on newsstands this week, will help educate people and underscore the efforts of those who have helped promote wider understanding of transgender people.”

What’s inside?

Vanity Fair: Trans America includes Buzz Bissinger’s full Vanity Fair profile of Caitlyn Jenner, photographed by Annie Leibovitz; an interview with Mixed Martial Arts fighter Fallon Fox, by Nancy Hass for GQ; and a Vogue piece by Alice Gregory on Make Up for Ever’s new face (and reputed new Taylor Swift BFF), Australian supermodel Andreja Pejic. In addition, the issue features a helpful primer on transgender history, a look at gender roles and expression in the movies, and a photo portfolio of the transgender names you should know. Also included is a 1997 New Yorker essay by the late John Gregory Dunne on the assault and murder of Brandon Teena and two companions, a horrific crime that would inspire the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry.”

Some of that criticism includes a swipe by Styleite’s Eliza Dillard, who writes it’s “a bummer that VF has made Caitlyn Jenner their cover star again.”

We get it. Caitlyn Jenner sells,” Dillard says. “She looks hot behind the wheel of whatever luxe vehicle she’s supposed to be driving. But she doesn’t have to be the only face of the transgender community.”

What do you think? Overexposure? Or an issue whose time has finally come?



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SCOTUS Justice Breyer Retiring



U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, is retiring at the end of the Court’s term. Breyer, nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1994, is one of just three liberals left on the nation’s highest court.

Progressives have been working to convince Breyer to retire while President Joe Biden still has a Democratic majority in the Senate.

NBC News’ Pete Williams broke the news. He notes President Biden committed to nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.


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Mayor Who Promotes His City’s ‘Progressive Leadership’ Blocks Taxpayer Funds Over Library’s ‘Homosexual Materials’



Last March, Ridgeland, Mississippi Mayor Gene McGee spent time reading books to students at a local elementary school in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America Week.

In September Mayor McGee signed a proclamation promoting Constitution Week, celebrating the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.

Mayor McGee, who says his city of Ridgeland “attracts new businesses and new residents because of its vibrant businesses, progressive leadership, excellent schools and welcoming neighborhoods,” this week is refusing to release $110,000 in already appropriated funds to the local library because it has “homosexual materials” that he claims violate his Christian beliefs.

McGee “told me that the library can serve whoever we wanted, but that he only serves the great Lord above,” Tonja Johnson, executive director for the Madison County Library System told the Mississippi Free Press.

The counsel for the library board, Bob Sanders, was asked at a Tuesday meeting of the Ridgeland Library’s board if the mayor has legal authority to block the funds.

“Uh, no.” Sanders responded.

Mississippi Free Press reporter Nick Judin adds that “the mayor’s action may well violate basic constitutional rights, based on earlier court cases on the subject of LGBTQ book bans, including Sund v. City of Wichita Falls.

On Twitter, Judin adds more details:

Judin also offers this plea: “if you are sharing this story to make a point about Mississippi, I encourage you to remember that Mississippi is not just Gene McGee. Mississippi is also Tonja Johnson and the library board who voted unanimously to ignore his demands.”

No word yet on if the funds will be released.


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Watch: Trump Says He Will Be the ’47th President’ – Is He Skirting Federal Campaign Finance Law?



In video posted Wednesday to Instagram Donald Trump appears to say he will be the “47th President,” which would indicate once again he has decided to run again.

That video (below) was also reported by the New York Post, which notes, “Trump hasn’t publicly said if he is planning to run for the White House again — but he has repeatedly teased a second campaign and has been holding rallies ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.”

The right wing PJ Media adds, “this might have been the ultimate Freudian slip,” and says it suggests a re-election campaign.

Trump has not officially announced he will run for several reasons, as Rolling Stone explained last October:

Trump very much seems like he is running for president in 2024, which according to campaign finance law should prohibit him from coordinating with super PACs like MAGAA, or his leadership PAC Save America, which together brought in north of $80 million in the first half of this year. Trump is able to coordinate with those PACs, though — and use their money to finance his travel, his campaign-style rallies, his God knows what else — because he hasn’t yet officially declared his candidacy. The former president is then, in essence, running what appears to be a shadow campaign designed to skirt campaign finance regulations while holding the still-distant race for the Republican nomination hostage.

“As long as Trump doesn’t explicitly announce he’s running for president,” Rolling Stone added, “he can essentially raise as much money as he wants from whomever he wants, and spend it unfettered by the restrictions or transparency requirements imposed upon actual candidates.”




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