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!! OMG, HISTORICAL! Nicole Maines will debut on SUPERGIRL as the world’s first-ever trans superhero !!

…and the character!? Appropriately named DREAMER! Trans comic book nerds everywhere will be able to finally see themselves represented onscreen as actress Nicole Maines fulfills her role as Nia Nal, the distant relative to comic book character Nura Nal, aka DC Comics‘ Dream Girl.

The CW announced they had cast Nicole Maines as Dreamer on its Supergirl TV series and the character would be the first transgender superhero to ever appear on television.

Like her comic book relative, Nia has the power of precognition, as well as the propensity for narcolepsy when a vision comes over her. She currently works as a reporter for CatCo.

This is UHMAZING! This is going to mean a lot for a lot of people. Guys and gals alike are already going crazy for her character! Check out her interview from Ellen last fall about her life leading up to her newfound role below. She was born a twin boy. What an incredible story!

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!! OMG, Gillette’s inspiring new toxic masculinity ad asks: “Is this the best a man can get?” !!

Brilliant ad, but not surprising that men are down-voting it in on Youtube in the hundreds of thousands… A bit of butt-hurt, maybe!? Check out the new Gilette commercial above!

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!! OMG, the podcast has become high art: NYMPHOWARS !!

Nymphowars by Macy Rodman and Theda Hammel
A new podcast by artists Macy Rodman and Theda Hammel explores all the relevant pop cultural happenings of our time through enlightened commentary, on-point impersonations (Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner, Matthew McConaughey, and Felicity Huffman are recurring highlights), and a healthy dose of pee-pee humor.

Their most recent episode “Live from the 24th Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” is a surreal and genius take-down of the men behind the tanking underwear brand and their parade of supermodels. Also, make sure to listen to the NYMPHOWARS review of A Star Is Born, featuring analysis so cutting and complete that we don’t even feel the need to see the film.

Find NYMPHOWARS in your favorite podcast app and follow the ladies on Twitter @NYMPHOWARSxxx.

PLUS: Read our Q&A with Macy!

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!! OMG, happening now: The #GoogleWalkOut !!

GoogleWalkOut
Google employees have had it! There is a lot of anger over the company’s handling of recent sexual harassment allegations, their participation in a Pentagon drone imaging program, and their work creating a censored search engine for China.

A group of women engineers organized a massive, worldwide walk-out today and has made five demands, including pay equality, a public transparency report on sexual harassment within the company, a company-wide policy on sexual harassment, and an empowered chief diversity officer.

Read a statement from the organizers over at The Cut and follow the events at #GoogleWalkOut on social media.

Image by @Karenmaryo.

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!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: Pussy Riot releases protest song ‘КОШМАРЫ / Nightmares’ !!

Following the arrest of one of their members during the World Cup for a pitch invasion, Pussy Riot have released new material protesting law enforcement and unjust imprisonment:

The group’s intense “КОШМАРЫ / Nightmares” is a partial cover of Dina Vierny’s “Nightmares.” The animated video details harsh prison conditions. It begins with a pulsating strobe light mirroring the urgent call the group is making for the release of Russian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Check out their latest above!

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!! OMG, Cuba takes to the streets as it celebrates annual parade against homophobia and transphobia !!

Cenesex (National Center for Sex Education) celebrated its annual May campaign against homophobia and transphobia in Cuba this month, and as part of the program, the traditional conga parade was held on this occasion from the intersection of Linea and Paseo Avenues to 12th Street.

Check out the gallery of the events with images by the Havana Times after the jump!

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!! OMG, quote of the day: Mariah opens up about her battle with bipolar disorder !!

“Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she says. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”

Mariah Carey in the recent issue of PEOPLE Magazine.

Good for Mariah! This is huge. A major pop star talking about their own mental illness and de-stigmatizing it for others. Mimi‘s now in therapy and taking medication for bipolar II disorder, which involves periods of depression as well as hypomania (less severe than the mania associated with bipolar I disorder, but can still cause irritability, sleeplessness and hyperactivity).

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