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Teddy Pendergras: Transsexual Tenika Watson And Prejudice

by | 15th, January 2010

teddy-pendergrass TEDDY Pendergras has died . But what of Tenika Watson, a transsexual drag performer born John Watson. Anorak’s Man in LA writes:

SAD news about Teddy Pendergrass, yet interesting to see which mainstream media outlets tell the full story of the Rolls Royce crash that caused his paralysis. The initial Associated Press report did not mention that his passenger was Tenika Watson, a transsexual drag performer born John Watson.

The Los Angeles Times is giving itself a day to debate the issue as politcally-correct newsrooms are wont to do, by running a brief obit which does not mention the specifics of the crash that ended Pendergrass’ career as sex symbol and turned him into a figure of pity. The New York Times , for now, is relying on that AP report.

The circumstances of the accident, however, are unavoidably part of Pendergrass’ legacy, especially in portions of the African American community, where any hint of homosexuality is found

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