Lexi Jones

Lexi Jones is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she covers entertainment, music and LGBTQ+ news. Her main aspiration is to use her voice to inform others.

South Korean Military Discharges First Transgender Soldier

The South Korean military has discharged the first transgender soldier that would have served for the country. Staff Sergeant Byun Hui-su received gender reassignment assignment surgery while on leave in Thailand last year. She joined the military voluntarily back in 2017 and received the surgery to help with her dysphoria, sexual identity, and depression. According to ABC News, the National Human Rights Commission asked the military to wait three months before making any decisions, as Byun...

Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver Headline Iowa Caucus Concerts in Support of Bernie Sanders

Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are teaming up in support of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The Sanders campaign announced two special concerts leading up to the Iowa Democratic Caucuses next month. Bon Iver will perform at the first concert on January 31 in Clive, Iowa, while Vampire Weekend will perform the following day in Cedar Rapids. I'm very excited to announce our two caucus concerts, with @boniver in Clive and @vampireweekend (acoustic) in Cedar Rapids! RSVP here: 1/31 with...

Monty Python’s Terry Jones Dies at Age 77

Terry Jones, co-founder of comedy group Monty Python, has died at age of 77. His family stated that he passed “after a long, extremely brave but always good-humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” Jones formed Monty Python with John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle in 1969. Prior to Monty Python, Jones and Palin performed and wrote together at Oxford University. Jones and Monty Python Through their use of satire and surrealism, Monty...

RuPaul to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the First Time

Start your engines henny, Mama Ru is headed to Studio 8H. Saturday Night Live announced that, for the first time ever, RuPaul will host the show for one of its February episodes. The announcement came as they all do; the NBC show tweeted a photo of their bulletin board featuring the hosts and musical guests. ‼️💥‼️💥‼️ pic.twitter.com/0ooDrOCrVh — Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) January 21, 2020 Also making headlines is the musical guest for Mama Ru’s episode. Justin Bieber...

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Black Sabbath’s “Prince of Darkness,” Ozzy Osbourne, has revealed that he has Parkinson’s Disease. In an interview with Good Morning America, the rock star opened up to Robin Roberts about the illness. He and his wife Sharon—who is also his manager—revealed that he has been battling with the disorder since last February. Sharon explained how her husband carries the ‘Parkin 2′ gene. “There’s so many different types of Parkinson’s,” she...

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