Well, okay ... I followed the links back to the BBC, rather than just taking Breitbart's opinion. Ginuwine did not refuse to talk to India Willoughby. As for being kissed by anyone, in this day, it is definitely the decision of the kissee, not the kisser, for any reason or no reason.
Transphobia or acrophobia, any irrational fear is - without knowing the individual - the result of ignorance or emotional programming. Having once been bitten as a child, I grew up being afraid of dogs. But I got over it a couple of decades back when I had to work with a guy who raised German shepherds. Canines are pretty easy to get along with, much like humans.
(It is one of the disappointments on these conservative blogs that people quote other blogs. The phrases "unqualified authority" and "unqualified opinion" have two contradictory meanings. The first is "without equivocation," or "without amendment." The second is more obvious. My point is that the Breitbart article cited its source, so goto the source.)
Considering the original post here and the first responses, having earned a first level Toastmasters certification, I would say that the third place award was probably caused by the CRAP acronym. Judges hate any profanity. Personally, I found the humor somewhat forced. And reading it over - an advantage that listeners do not have - I think that Bill Gates was a poor choice simply because he disproves the argument. The rich and successful nerd - Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and two generations of them, maybe three going back to Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard - is a cultural icon in our time. As a data point, I suggest the film Peggy Sue Got Married. Traveling back in time to her high school days, she totally appreciates the class nerd, Richard Norvick, who in her time is successful tech entrpreneur. (She tells him about pantyhose.) I point also to the overwhelming success of Star Trek, Star Wars, the Marvel and DC universes, LOTR, and The Big Bang Theory, arguably, the most successful live-action situation comedy in the history of television. Nerds rule. (And there's girl nerds. She's Such a Geek! reviewed on my blog here.)
I agree that there are people who don't have lives. There's a German film, The Lives of Others, about a Stasi agent. While an intensely political film, the meaning is deeper. Breitbart media reports that "Ginuwine" does not want to be kissed by India Willoughby... because... there is no other news today?... No patents were filed? ... (Just asking.) .
Elgin Baylor Lumpkin was born on October 15, 1970 in Washington, D.C. He is named after NBA legend Elgin Baylor, who is also a D.C. native. In 1989, he graduated from Forestville High School (now known as Forestville Military Academy) in Forestville, Maryland and later graduated from Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland with a paralegal associate's degree. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginuwine
Ayn Rand could have invented that, a musical celebrity named Elgin Lumpkin who insists on being called "Ginuwine." -- and the news reporters who follow him.
(Edited by Michael E. Marotta on 1/15, 7:17pm)