This week read about Trey McBride talking about being raised by lesbian moms, Uber blocking transgender drivers, and an actress "vaguely clarifying" her sexuality.

Mackey Award Recipient Speaks Out on Being Raised by Lesbian Moms

This past Thursday, Colorado State University’s Trey McBride was the recipient of this year’s Mackey Award. The Mackey Award is given to the top tight end in college football.

When he went to accept the award, his two moms were by his side. The senior dominated the field this season catching 90 passes for 1,121 yards and a touchdown making him the first tight end in Rams history to surpass 1,000 yards. McBride opened up about the experience of growing up with lesbian parents.

“Every once in a while, people kind of give you crap about it,” McBride said. “I don’t understand why. And sometimes, you know, you’ve got to defend yourself. You’re not going to let someone punk you for something like that,” McBride told The Denver Post.

His moms, Kate and Jen, raised McBride along with his four siblings in Fort Morgan, Colorado. His other siblings are also star athletes in both Football and Wrestling.

“We’ve been told that we must’ve had ‘super sperm’ or whatever,” Kate told the Denver Post. “[That] we chemically engineered them because there’s no way that one family can have all these great athletes. Well, no. A lot of it is their hard work. Yes, there’s some natural talent in there. But these guys worked hard. They put in the hours. And put in the sweat and the tears.”

This is only the start to what football scouts predict will be an amazing career in professional football.

Uber Blocks Trans Drivers

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These past Friday reports were made that popular taxi company, Uber, has deactivated some transgender drivers’ accounts over “fraudulent profile photos.”

It appears as though photos that were taken after their transition no longer matched their ID information that the company requires all drivers to submit. These claims originated from five drivers who took their stories to The New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). They went on to say that even after going through Uber’s appeals process, they still were unable to recover their driver accounts.

Zahid Arab, an Uber spokesperson, told The Times that Uber was working to reactivate the drivers' accounts.

"On occasion, requests can be misrouted and result in a regrettable customer experience which we are working to address,” said Arab.

Another spokesperson told Business Insider that the company recognizes that “for transgender and non-binary drivers and delivery people, the name and photo on their ID does not always reflect their true identity.”

The ACLU is working hard to reinstate these accounts and ensure that transgender and non-binary drivers can get back to driving.

‘Euphoria’ Star ‘Vaguely Clarifies’ Sexuality

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Hunter Schafer. Photo via Instagram.

“Euphoria” star Hunter Schafer has “vaguely clarified” her sexuality in a recent tweet.

A fan tweeted her saying, “Hunter Schafer is a lesbian. Congratulations lesbians. You’ve taken from me the one thing that matters most.”

Schafer responded to this message by saying, “As much as I wish this were true I would like to vaguely clarify that unfortunately I am like bi or pan or something.”

This comes after about two years of speculation regarding Schafer’s sexuality. Schafer plays Jules Vaughn in HBO’s hit drama “Euphoria.” Bennet is a transgender teen who begins a romantic relationship with a woman in the show.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she spoke on how the show has blurred the lines between who she is as an individual versus who she portrays on the show.

“The work of an actor is trying to simulate a full life,” Schafer said. “Some people might say that doesn’t make me as strong of an actor, but … that’s how I learned.”

Shaefer looks forward to the season two premiere of “Euphoria” which returns in January 2022.

“I don’t know if I’ve talked about this in the press before, but I think there’s a phenomenon among the trans and queer community, and it’s why we make great artists a lot of the time,” said Schafer.


Each week ‘Beyond the G’ looks at news featuring the many letters of our LGBTQIA+ spectrum.


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