Your Morning News Roundup – January 16, 2018

It’s Tuesday, January 16, 2018 and here are the stories we’re talking about: Chelsea Manning announces run for US Senate with video on Twitter Trump Admin to Transgender Youth: We Won’t Deal With Your Civil Rights Complaints LGBTQ Youth More Likely to Seek Community Online, Survey Shows Here’s an Amazing Way to Explain ‘Gender Expression’ to Kids This Otherwordly Fantasy Novel Features a Queer Black Teen As Its Protagonist Queer Asia: a new docu-series exploring LGBTI life in the region […] Read More

Rhythm’s Gonna Get You: On Your Feet! Comes to Rochester

On Your Feet, the jukebox musical that follows the life and times of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, storms into Rochester Broadway Theatre League, February 6-11, 2018. “From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and […] Read More

CW’s Black Lightning to introduce first Black lesbian superhero: Thunder

A black lesbian superhero is set to make a groundbreaking entrance on your TV screen. Black Lightning, which premieres January 16, features the title character as a father to two daughters: Thunder and Lightning. Thunder, played by by 28-year-old Nafessa Williams, goes by Anissa Pierce when not suited up. Williams told crowds at 2017’s San Diego Comic Con that she feels Anissa is “timely and necessary.” In the comics, Anissa discovers that she has the ability to increase her body’s mass […] Read More