Taylor Bennet has been active in LGBT advocacy since coming out as bisexual, Lia Thomas has been nominated for the NCAA 2022 Woman of the Year award, and JoJo Siwa participated in a celebrity softball game.
Rapper Taylor Bennett Speaks on Life After Coming Out
In 2017, rapper Taylor Bennet came out as bisexual. Since then, he has been an active LGBT advocate and has welcomed two children with his partner Kayla Moore.
“I had always known, and it was always a thing for me, even at a younger age, but it was definitely something that not only did I not feel confident talking about. When I was growing up, it was always presented as being gay or being a part of the LGBTQ community was an option — so it was like, "Oh no, you're not gay [or bi], you just need to toughen up,” said Bennet in an interview with People magazine.
He continued by saying that since coming out he has never felt more confident in himself and that the last five years have been the best years of his life.
“I've never been happier than now. I've never felt more confident in myself. I've never wanted to do more. I've never felt that I could do more. I've never felt more represented.”
Trans Swimmer Nominated for NCAA 2022 Woman of the Year Award
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The University of Pennsylvania nominated swimmer Lia Thomas for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.
According to the website, this award is meant to honor the "academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions.”
Thomas has become the face of the debate on whether or not trans women should compete in sports following her win in March in the 500-yard freestyle event and recording the fastest time of the NCAA season. After that victory, she came the first trans athlete to win a D1 title in any sport.
The Woman of the Year will be named at the NCAA convention in January.
JoJo Siwa Participates in Celebrity Softball Game
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Last week, multi-talented and out performer JoJo Siwa participated in the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball game. The all-star lineup included Anthony Ramos, Rob Lowe, Chloe Kim, CC Sabathia, Simu Liu, J.K Simmons, Bad Bunny, and Bryan Cranston.
Siwa went head-to-head with Migos rapper Quavo and hit an impressive inside-the-park home run for Team Los Angeles.
Team LA ultimately came up short with a final score of 15-13.
Siwa has been busy since her coming out in 2021 and is set to star in Disney Channel’s “High School Musical: The Series” and recently got back together with her girlfriend Kylie Prew following a seven-month breakup.
When speaking on the breakup Siwa said, “It’s good to have people that have your best interest around you, and she really does have mine,” Siwa told People magazine.