WATCH: Chris Tina Foxx Bruce on discrimination

Chris Tina Foxx Bruce, a transgender personal fitness trainer who’s become something of a celebrity since being profiled by Dallas Voice a few months ago, talks about some discrimination she suffered recently at the hands of a Dallas gym owner.

In her latest video blog posted on Saturday, Foxx Bruce explains that she was interested in contracting with the owner to use his gyms, which are convenient to many of her clients.

“When I walked in, you would have thought I had beaten his child,” she says. “I’m used to the looks. I just would have thought in north or downtown Dallas, it wouldn’t have been such a shock, but he didn’t even allow the time to really discuss credentials, resume. It was just pretty much that he didn’t think I was a good fit.”

Foxx Bruce also confirms in the video blog that she plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012. And she encourages people to vote for her as DFW’s Ultimate Diva.

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VIDEO: Uncovering NOM’s shock and awe

In the more than two months NOM Exposed has been up and running, we have been pleasantly surprised at the level of engagement by LGBT folks and straight supporters.

Now we want to take it to the next level— and will be doing so very soon. (What a tease…)

In the meantime, here’s what we ask of you today: Spread the word about who NOM is. Share this video on Facebook. Send it to bloggers. Let’s make the rounds.

NOM’s leaders may not always come across as loud and horrendous as Fred Phelps (of “God hates fags” fame), but they are just as dogged–and more dangerous—in making sure LGBT people can’t get married.

After they hijacked the courts in Iowa earlier this month, Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown are feeling pretty good. They will continue their PR campaign to make them *look* tolerant or like they “have gay friends and family,” a well-played line Brown used in a newspaper profile last year. (Ann Coulter and straights-only-in-the-military Elaine Donnelly have gay “friends” too, one of the most hysterical, and boorish, claims in the past four decades of the gay civil rights movement.)

Stay tuned for a new, robust effort that involves you guys.


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SHOCK: Harry Reid Working With John McCain To Abandon Gay Troops In Dropping DADT Repeal

From the unbelievable world of Democrats Inc. comes word that after a failed — and lackluster — campaign to kill Don't Ask Don't Tell by attaching a compromised repeal to the Defense Department's budget reauthorization bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is going to strip DADT from the Pentagon bill altogether.

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SHOCK: Air Force Internal Memo Says Pentagon Will ‘Abide By’ DADT Ruling, Halt Dismissals Immediately

In an internal memo the Air Force's Lieutenant General Richard C. Harding today instructed its JAG officers that until DoJ decides whether to appeal the DADT ruling, they must abide by the court injunction that says the military must move "immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding." It appears the instruction isn't limited to the Air Force, but the entire Department of Defense. Developing …

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SHOCK: Johnson & Wales College Student Raymond Chase Is September’s 6th Gay Suicide

Jesus. Number six. His name is Raymond Chase, he was a 19-year-old student at Johnson & Wales, and he hung himself in his dorm room Wednesday night. I can't even believe these young men are now becoming statistics.

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