Black Entertainment Television Sued by Transgender Anchor for $2.5 Million
Lifesite news reports:
Cross-dressing internet gossip columnist and sometime-television personality Brandon Sessoms, who goes by the stage name B. Scott, has filed a $2.5 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Black Entertainment Television (BET) after the network demanded he wear "masculine" attire at a recent awards show.
Sessoms, 32, is an openly homosexual man who calls himself "transgender," because he believes that his "spirit" is neither male nor female.
While he admits that "biologically, I am male - as my sex was determined at birth by my reproductive organs," he says "my spirit truly lies somewhere in between. It is that same spirit that has allowed me to become so comfortable in my skin, choose how I express myself, and contributes to how I live my day-to-day life."
On June 30, Sessoms felt led by that "spirit" to wear a flowing sheer caftan, loose-fitting women's pants, and high-heeled pumps to host a fashion-themed red-carpet pre-show at the BET awards in Los Angeles...........(but was pulled from the "red carpet" by staff on the scene).
Added Sessoms, "I'm suing BET and Viacom for a true public apology and to be fairly remunerated for the time lost, humiliation and emotional distress this entire situation has put me through."