TLC fires Derick Dillard over transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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TLC has cut ties with Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard over transphobic tweets he made against fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings.

On Thursday, Dillard, 28, referred to Jennings using male pronouns in a tweet that claims her parents are using her “in order 2 (sic) promote their agenda.”

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Doll based on transgender teen Jazz Jennings to debut at New York Toy Fair

By : Wire Report
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WASHINGTON (AP)- A New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market.

The doll is based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series I am Jazz. It will make its debut at the New York Toy Fair next week and be available on the Tonner Doll Co.’s web site and in specialty stores in July.

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Banned Book List filled with LGBT stories

By : Jeremy Williams
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It’s the final week of September, so that can only mean one thing: it’s Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week is an annual event started by the American Library Association “celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information,” according to the ALA website.

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Laverne Cox, Tim Cook among TIME magazine’s Most Influential People

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, Orange is the New Black‘s Laverne Cox and Empire executive producer Lee Daniels were among the LGBT names selected for TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, or TIME 100.

TIME magazine first published the now annual list in 1999 as The Most Influential People of the 20th Century. Since then notable members of the LGBT community have been named to the list including Ellen DeGeneres, Glee‘s Chris Colfer and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Transgender activist new face of Clean & Clear

By : Jeremy Williams
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Jazz Jennings, a 14-year-old transgender activist, has been named one of the faces of the “See The Real Me” campaign for Clean & Clear skincare products.

Clean & Clear, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson, said on their YouTube channel, “Although middle school was hard for Jazz, her experiences haven’t stopped her from wanting to show the world her true self.”

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