LSDivas PRESENTS TRACEY ‘AFRICA’ NORMAN FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

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Long before Caitlyn Jenner shocked the world when she transitioned from male, Olympic superstar; and before Laverne Cox began giving groundbreaking performances on Orange Is The New Black, Tracey ‘Africa’ Norman was the first Transgender model to be featured in major magazines and score lucrative product endorsements.

In the 1970s, Newark, New Jersey native, Tracey Norman quietly began transitioning after high school. As part of her “training” on becoming more feminine, Norman would pose as a fashion student and sneak into modelling casting calls to watch black models walk and copy their mannerisms. One day, she followed a group of black models into a building in what turned out to be a casting call for Italian Vogue.

Photographer, Irving Penn was ecstatic that he had just discovered the next Beverly Johnson. Tracey ended up working in Italy and Europe for years and even scored major product endorsement deals with Clairol and Ultra Sheen makeup. It wasn’t until many years later that the industry ‘caught on’ and her modelling career abruptly ended. But still stunning in her 60s, Tracey Norman paved the way for Trans women working in film, television and fashion today… Even if they never knew it!

#TraceyAfricaNorman #BlackHistoryMonth

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ATLANTA TO BE SITE FOR FIRST LGBT FRIENDLY PRIVATE SCHOOL IN THE SOUTH

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It looks like LGBT youth and students who feel bullied or unable to be themselves at traditional schools may now enroll in Pride School Atlanta. The $13k per year private school will be open to all but will primarily serve as an educational safe haven for those students finding it hard to transition or come out.

Children and teachers will have full permission to be themselves and the hope is to create a more tolerant environment within the entire community. Georgia Equality successfully lobbied the state to creat such a school back in 2010. At the time, the district found that fewer than 30% of schools had anti bullying policies directly affecting LGBT youth.

Congratulations Atlanta, Georgia for moving the conversation about LGBT equality that much more forward!

#LGBT

COULD E! HAVE ANOTHER KARDASHIAN SPINOFF UP ITS SLEEVE? CAIT AND KRIS PARTY IT UP IN NEW ORLEANS!

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Caitlyn and Kris Jenner were spotted filming for Caitlyn’s upcoming season of ‘I Am Cait’ in Louisiana this weekend. The two were caught tossing beads from a balcony on Bourbon St. and partying it up in some of the local bars.

Caitlyn, who arrived in town after paying her respects to victims of Trans violence on St. Louis, seems to be getting her friendship with her ex back on track. Perhaps we could see another spinoff with the two women traveling, Thelma and Louise style, across country.

This comes after Caitlyn has been criticized after announcing she would probably vote Republican in the next Presidential campaign. And rumors abound that she may even be dating. Say what you want, but Caitlyn sure does know how to make some headlines!

#CaitAndKris

CAITLYN JENNER AND HER FINE ASS SECURITY GUARD CONFRONTED BY TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS IN CHICAGO

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Caitlyn Jenner is making stops all across the country after supporting daughter Kendall in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week. She stopped off in Chicago to give a speech on Transgender issues at the 7th annual Speaker Series luncheon for Chicago House. The organization which provides HIV/AIDS support for members of the LGBT community chose Jenner to speak and help raise awareness for the Transgender community.

But it’s what happened outside of the event afterward that was tense and dramatic. Jenner was confronted by members of a group, ‘I Ain’t Cait,’ and attacked as not being a good representation of Trans issues for the community. Their claim, that because Jenner is wealthy, white and economically removed from the issues facing most Transgender women, she really can’t fully understand their plight.

We should be able to catch the nitty gritty during Season 2 of ‘I Am Cait’ because as we’ve learned, cameras were rolling!

#IAmCait

TRANSGENDER STUDENT WINS LOCKER ROOM LAWSUIT AGINST ILLINOIS SCHOOL DISTRICT

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In a major victory for transgender rights activists all over the country, a young girl just won a major victory against a Chicago area school district. The young girl had brought suit through the ACLU claiming she wasn’t given access to the girls’ locker room, even though she participates in girls sports activities.

After a thorough investigation, the US Department of Education found that the district did in fact discriminate against the student by not providing locker room access. In a statement, the department further noted, “All students deserve the opportunity to participate equally in school programs and activities.” They gave the district 30 days to come to a settlement.

Township High School District 211 disagreed with the ruling and issued it’s own statement. However, because of anti-discrimination laws based on sexuality, the school district also runs the risk of losing its Title IX funding.

#TransRights

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It’s TRANSformation Tuesday And Caitlyn Jenner Is Front And Center

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Caitlyn Jenner came all the way through and stepped out for a night of fun in New York Monday evening. Cutting a lean but elegant figure in this Herve Leger black skirt and top, she has officially become our #TransCrushTuesday!

Caitlyn has pretty much been under the radar since she announced her transformation in an interview with Diane Sawyer. But then we got a glimpse of the Vanity Fair cover and accompanying photo shoot which revealed a startlingly attractive woman. And now Caitlyn has entered into full-fledged TILF territory.

Though beautiful for any age, this 65 year-old is certainly not wasting time getting her groove on. And why should she? She looks amazing and is even confident enough to have a hot-ass bodyguard to go along with her hot new look. Push through, Caitlyn!

#TransIsBeautiful