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Juliet Evancho before TLC’s family special is poised, confident, and ready for anything

“Growing Up Evancho,” TLC’s hour-long special on the home life and family dynamic of America’s Got Talent phenom Jackie Evancho, devotes a considerable portion of its runtime to the relationship between Jackie and her older sister, 19-year-old Juliet. (We chronicled Juliet Evancho’s transgender journey in an earlier article, which you can read here.) Juliet rose […]

Juliet Evancho gets major transgender advocacy platform with new TLC special ‘Growing Up Evancho’

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Ten year-old Jackie Evancho’s run through the competition in the fifth season of America’s Got Talent made her a near-overnight sensation. Since then, Jackie has released seven albums and given hundreds of concerts to thousands upon thousands of fans–but perhaps no moment in her young career drew more attention than her performance for Donald Trump […]

VIDEO D. Smith transgender discussion addresses dangers of dating for the trans community

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The D. Smith transgender issue appears to have divided Love and Hip Hop Atlanta fans this season. Some are vehemently supportive of the show’s first transgender cast member and her fierce ways; others feel that Smith has come on too strong, and been turned off by her ready willingness to take a stand. In a new interview, Smith touched on one of the most controversial topics surrounding the transgender rights debate: namely, when she tells a man she wants to date that she is transgender. Read on to see D. Smith’s response, and to check out the rest of the interview for yourself.

D. Smith before and after: Atlanta’s transgender star raises community profile, divides viewers

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Twelve weeks after her Love & Hip Hop Atlanta debut, a look at D. Smith before and after the show reveals a fierce personality that has divided fans of the hugely popular VH1 series. Smith’s willingness to stand up for what she believes without relent has rubbed several of her fellow cast members the wrong way, and stirred up debate among viewers about the limits of the show’s drama.

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LHHATL D. Smith’s feud with cast members threatens to flare up again

The ongoing, multifaceted D. Smith feud has been one of Love and Hop Hop Atlanta Season 5’s most intriguing plotlines. The franchise’s first transgender cast member has won praise from allies for taking hard stands against detractors and drawn scorn from foes for picking fights with a wide cross-section of the show’s stars. Now, thanks to the ongoing discussion of Smith’s inclusion on an anti-bullying panel aimed partly at LGBT youth, it looks like tempers on both sides will be stoked once more!

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta feud? Momma Dee and Lil Scrappy exchange words with D. Smith

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It looks like there might be a Love and Hip Hop Atlanta feud brewing between two long-time cast members and one new addition. Over the past few weeks, Lil Scrappy has said some pretty insensitive things about D. Smith, who’s making headlines and winning praise as the show’s first transgender cast member. And, though her comments weren’t about the transgender community, Momma Dee waded into the fray during last week’s episode, leading some viewers to believe that a war of words might be about to explode.

9/11 hero’s husband returns ‘Woman of the Year’ award to Glamour because Caitlyn Jenner also got one

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Moira Smith was a 9/11 first-responder who rescued more than 100 people from the Twin Towers before the second buiding collapsed and killed her. She was given one of Glamour magazine’s “Woman of the Year” awards for 2001…but, now, her husband has returned Glamour‘s award, and done so with fervor. Why? According to James Smith’s open letter, he is offended by the magazine’s decision to grant Caitlyn Jenner the same award for 2015. Read on for Smith’s full statement, plus Glamour‘s reaction.