After my frustrations grew, I ran for a seat in SAG-AFTRA’s delegation and became our first elected non-binary delegate, learning life lessons and queering up the world of labor union politics along the way.
A rising gay rapper has been shot and wounded in a drive-by shooting near Miami, Florida.
NBC6 in Miami reports that Saucy Santana was one of three people in the car who were caught up in the incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It took place on the Interstate 95 entrance ramp at around 4am.
Santana and two male friends were in a Honda sedan. A white Chevy sedan pulled up alongside it and at least six shots were fired, according to police.
Santana told NBC6, “I’m lucky and blessed to be alive.”
The three victims had just left The Office Gentlemen’s Club. Santana was in the area scouting for video locations, and said, “Glass started breaking. Everything was such a shock, such a rush, I just remember me hopping up, trying to jump in the backseat.”
Florida Highway Patrol told NBC6 they are investigating whether an altercation at the club had led to the shooting. However, Saucy Santana says nothing out of the ordinary had happened at the venue. No arrests have yet been made.
Saucy Santana recently told Genius that he only started rapping in February. A podcast he worked on needed some intro music, and Santana recorded a rap, which was well-received online.
Debut track “Walk Em Like A Dog” was released in September and Santana began to amass a social media following. The track has had over 3million views on YouTube and Santana has almost half a million followers on Instagram.
A second track, “Material Girl” went online last month.
This year, Opt Outside continued to grow and evolve, becoming a full movement in the process — instead of choosing to make the world better for one day, REI invited its employees and customers to commit to making the world better, consistently, for an entire year.
JUDAISM. Trump executive order to classify Judaism as a race or nationality: “The order will effectively interpret Judaism as a race or nationality, not just a religion, to prompt a federal law penalizing colleges and universities deemed to be shirking their responsibility to foster an open climate for minority students. In recent years, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — or B.D.S. — movement against Israel has roiled some campuses, leaving some Jewish students feeling unwelcome or attacked.”
GENEALOGY NEWS OF THE DAY. The Mormon-owned genealogy site Family Search adds same-sex couples: ‘The addition of gay relationships is part of FamilySearch’s “efforts to accurately document the human family,” according to a news release, but the Utah-based church still “solemnizes or seals marriages [it its temples] only between people of the opposite sex.” Children of same-sex couples will not be sealed to their parents “even if the couples have been legally married,” according to the release. “A deceased individual who has lived in a same-sex couple relationship or who has been a party to a same-sex marriage may receive all other available religious rites in a temple for which he or she is eligible.”’
2020. Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg neck-and-neck in New Hampshire in new poll: “When asked who they would vote for if New Hampshire’s Democratic primary was today, 18 percent of likely Democratic voters polled said Buttigieg, while 17 percent said Biden. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) received 15 percent support, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) received 12 percent. No other candidate was in double digits, though 12 percent said either that they didn’t know or refused to answer the question.”
TUCKER CARLSON GUESTSETH BARRON. AOC’s district is the least American. “Well, part of the reason is because her district is actually one of the least American districts in the country. Now by that, I don’t mean that it’s not part of America, but it’s occupied by relatively few American citizens. A very high percentage of her district is, in fact, illegal aliens. Now, the way they inhabit housing there is such that they live in a lot of illegal spaces, like basements and many people live there. So they wind up producing a lot of garbage that the landlords don’t want thrown out normally. So hence, you wind up with a lot of garbage on the streets, you have illegal food vendors pouring their pig grease into the gutters. I mean I worked out there, it can be a little gross.”
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Tinashe “Save Room For Us”.
MASHUP OF THE DAY. 2019 movie trailers.
LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY. Henry Rollins and Cyndi Lauper perform “Rise Above”. “Every winter, Cyndi Lauper hosts her all-star Home For The Holiday benefit. The show raises money for True Colors United, the nonprofit that Lauper founded in 2008 to battle against LGBTQ youth homelessness. Last night, Lauper headlined the 2019 edition of the show at the Novo in Los Angeles. This time around, Lauper performed alongside people like Marilyn Manson, Kesha, King Princess, Perry Farrell, and Lily Tomlin. She had Belinda Carlisle and Brandi Carlile; I wonder if those two know each other. And she also shared a magical moment onstage with a very different sort of ’80s icon.”