MTV Wants to Bring Transgender Soldiers to the VMAs

Emilio Banks
August 27, 2017

However, given the tone of Swift's new song, in which she seems to reference the movie Mean Girls (fans believe it is a jab at Perry's 2014 tweet referring to Swift as lead character Regina George), it doesn't seem like the Nashville native is quite ready to bury the hatchet. Instead of "Best Male Video" and "Best Female Video", the VMAs will simply award "Artist of the Year" and instead of their traditional Moonman trophies they will present "Moonperson" trophies, though it's unclear whether they'll look any different seeing as real-life men's and women's space suits differ only in size.

Swift dropped a teaser for the video via Instagram early Friday.

Considering that more Americans say they've seen a ghost than have seen a trans person, the VMAs make a great opportunity for American viewers to familiarize themselves with trans troops.

Katy Perry will host the star-studded event and Pink is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Lorde and Miley Cyrus are among the acts to perform at the ceremony, which has for the first time done away with gendered categories.

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Kendrick Lamar is leading the pack of nominees at the 2017 MTV Music Video Awards.

Fans will have to wait until the VMAs air live on August 27 to find out who takes home the big awards, though there is a famous face who already knows they'll be going home with a moon person.

Khalid, who's been nominated in the Best New Artist category, is performing on the pre-show by himself, and he's also taking the stage for the main awards show telecast with Logic, who's nominated for the Best Fight Against the System trophy.

The guidance from the Trump administration is expected to give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discretion to consider a service member's ability to deploy when deciding whether to separate now servicing transgender service members. "At the request of the Services, DoD is reviewing the parameters of the individual invitations". There will also be some performances in advance of the show, which begins at 8 p.m. ET.

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