This week read about a Canadian dad creating a clothing line for trans children, Lady Gaga's dogs returning to her after they were taken, and Taylor Swift showing her support for the new LGBT civil rights bill.
Dad to the Rescue
When Jamie Alexander, a dad living in Toronto, Canada, saw his trans daughter struggling to find swim bottoms, he put himself to the test and invented a line of swimsuits for trans children.
Alexander’s 11-year-old daughter, Ruby, won't have any trouble finding a swimsuit anymore. The clothing line was named “RUBIES” after Alexander's daughter and is here to make sure “Every trans girl has the freedom to be who she is, wherever she is — and to shine,” it says on their website.
The RUBIES website states, “Each pair of RUBIES bikini bottoms and underwear features a soft compression that provides worry-free comfort and helps keep everything in place. It’s designed for the beach, the gym, the pool, or the dance lessons — without the slightest compromise in style.”
Since RUBIES was created by a regular dad like Alexander, he makes it aware that RUBIES is more than a brand. “We know firsthand the challenges of transitioning facing both the girls and their families. So we are also here to support: to encourage conversations and share experiences, to connect and make new friends, to give each other courage when we feel a little short on it,” it says on the RUBIES website.
In an interview with CBC Metro Morning, Alexander talked about the struggles of finding Ruby girl clothes to wear in the early stages of Ruby’s social transition.
Alexander certainly seems to be gaining traction from his actions, his Instagram is filled with numerous pictures of a smiling and happy Ruby. Not to mention the support and love from other consumers of his product.
One post reads, “I was worried they wouldn't fit, but they're perfect. Absolutely one of the best purchases I have made in a long time. Certainly made this 22-year-old girl smile!”
Lady Gaga and Pups Reunited
Photo credit: Lady Gaga's Instagram.
The mystery of a missing loved one, in this case of two loved ones, is a feeling that is hard to bear. Luckily for Lady Gaga she is free of the clouded mist of mystery.
Gaga's two French Bulldogs were luckily returned to her by a civilian who is remaining confidential due to the ongoing investigation.
Gaga first brought this to everyone's attention via Instagram, the first of many photos showing the two French Bulldogs sitting on a towel enjoying life while a setting sun turns the sky orange.
Her caption reads, “My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness. I will pay $500,000 for their safe return ... I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You’re forever a hero.”
Luckily Gaga can rest easy knowing that her once broken family is now whole again.
Equal Rights for All
Taylor Swift. Photo via Facebook.
Legendary pop icon and LGBT advocate Taylor Swift, is showing her support for the new LGBT civil rights bill.
The bill was first passed by the Democratic-led house back in 2019, according to the New York Times. Now the house has passed the new and improved Equality Act on Feb. 25, making its way onto the Senate.
Swift went to the place notorious for expressing one's opinion: Twitter. She tweeted, “YES!!! Fingers crossed and praying that the Senate will see trans and lgbtq rights as basic human rights.”
Swift is a known ally of the LGBT community. Back in 2019 when Swift opened up for the MTV Music Video Awards, her performances included and were not limited to a “rainbow filled, queer-inclusive” extravaganza, according to Pride.com.