Transmasculine Latinx musician Jakk Fynn drops new EP and video

By : John Paul King OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Jakk Flynn, photo courtesy Flynn.

Jakk Fynn, a transmasculine pop music artist who says he is “committed to redefining masculinity,” has released his first EP – and he’s shared a brand new music video to go with it, too.

The new release, which dropped on Wednesday, is titled “Cancelled,” and it’s a collection of emotionally evocative dance pop tracks drawn from what publicity material calls the Latinx singer and songwriter’s “pop-punk and post-hardcore musical roots.”

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Illinois updating birth certificates for transgender dads

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Above: Myles and Precious Brady-Davis (Photo from Twitter)

CHICAGO (AP) | Illinois is updating its birth certificate system to affirm the gender identities of transgender parents, after a transmasculine person asked to be officially recognized as a father who gave birth to their daughter.

Myles and Precious Brady-Davis of Chicago learned after their daughter, Zayn, arrived in December that the Illinois Department of Public Health automatically names the parent who gives birth as “Mother/Co-Parent” on a birth certificate.

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Transgender Nike contractor says company ignored harassment

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) | A transgender software engineer who worked as a Nike contractor says in a recently filed complaint with state labor officials that the company did nothing to stop abuse and harassment by other contractors.

Jazz Lyles, who identifies as transmasculine/nonbinary and prefers the pronouns “they” and “them,” says in a complaint filed Sept. 25 that some of their colleagues refused to use gender-neutral pronouns.

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Transmasculine actor Salem Brophy on transgender pronouns and plays

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There aren’t a lot of plays like HIR out there,” Salem Brophy says. “I can’t audition as myself and just end up in a rom com… It’s important that Jobsite cast a transgender actor in this role.”

Brophy plays Max, a lead in the Jobsite Theater’s production of the pitch-black comedy HIR, pronounced “here.” It follows a suburban family comprised of a battered housewife, an Afghanistan veteran, a disabled stroke victim and Max, the transgender “leftist teenager,” as they deal with a new and absurd reality.

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