Podcast: Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker, International Trans Day Of Visibility, LGBTs Erased From Census

In this week’s LGBT news on The Randy Report podcast:

• One of the stars of the hit TV series The Walking Dead came out as gay in a heartfelt video

• The world observed International Transgender Day of Visibility, check out Mila Jam’s LGBTQ anthem “Faces”

• The Trump administration proposes cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal budget for HIV/AIDS research and prevention

• The upcoming Census may not count any LGBTs, effectively erasing us from the data

• And the LGBT community lost an important pioneer and activist this week, rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker

All that, and more, on this episode of The Randy Report

Music Video: Mila Jam’s International Trans Day of Visibility Anthem “Faces”

Mila Jam

International Transgender Day of Visibility is honored every year on March 31, and is a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.

In observing the annual celebration, New York-based trans singer-songwriter Mila Jam shares a new video for her uplifting LGBT anthem, “Faces.”

Laverne Cox, Candis Cayne, Tituss Burgess, Ari Gold, Sense8’s Jamie Clayton, supermodel Geena Rocero, Drag Race’s Peppermint, Transparent’s Zackary Drucker, Lina Bradford and Jai Rodriguez are just some of the famous faces lip-syncing along in the clip.

Mila shares about the new song (via press release):

“Faces” is about looking in that mirror and hearing do I belong, am I enough, will someone love me for who I really am? We wear smiles all the time but hide in fear and loathing because we feel different. The journey is universal no matter who you are. And, working through the dark uncertainties is all about learning to radiate your own light. Bravely. Unapologetically. Authentically. Happily.

Jam told OUT, “Everyone needs to see a reflection of themselves. Trans people are no different and completely worthy—beyond worthy. Trans Day of Visibility is a way to say, ’We belong here, just like you.’”

Proceeds from the sale of the single on iTunes will be go to the ONEPULSE Foundation, which aids the victims of the Pulse massacre.