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Things We Saw Today: Ad for Trans Rights to Air During the Republican National Convention


This 60-second ad that stars transgender North Carolina woman Alaina Kupec will play nationwide on FOX News during the Republican National Convention on Thursday. It will also air on MSNBC during the Democratic National Convention. The ad was paid for by different advocacy groups as part of Fairness USA‘s public education campaign. Kupec talks about how North Carolina’s discriminatory bill HB2 puts her and other transgender people in danger and how she hopes the ad will have a positive effect in an interview with Buzzfeed.

  • Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda performed “Love Make the World Go Round,” their tribute to those affected by the Orlando Pulse shooting, to an audience that included 50 survivors of the shooting and family members of victims. All sales of the single will go to the Somos Orlando Fund. (via Today.com)
  • The newest concept art for Disneyland’s 14-acre Star Wars Land expansion looks like everything you’d want in a Star Wars theme park. (via THR)
  • Head over to WENN for your first look at Sofia Boutella’s look in The Mummy reboot! (via io9)
  • Speaking of famous monsters, Javier Bardem is joining Universal’s classic monsters revival as Frankenstein. (via Deadline)


Looks like Waterloo station needs to make some calls! In anticipation for Ghostbusters the station got infested with slime poles and a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. (via TimeOut London)

That’s what we saw today, what did you see?

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