From ‘The Breakfast Club’ to White House, transphobia takes center stage

From the corners of hip-hop to the nation’s capital, trans lives are on display in a violent intersection of politics and pop culture.

During the same week that President Trump announced a military ban on transgender service men and women, popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” has yet again found itself in hot-water after guest, Lil Duval, a low-budget comedian, joked about trans advocate and trailblazer, Janet Mock, and killing trans women. His statements—which are just as laughable as his failed career—led to a #BoycottBreakfastClub, fueled by the Black trans community, which also had Duval as one of the trending hashtags throughout the weekend.

Trans violence is no laughing matter.

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