Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate In Hot Water After Transphobic Caitlyn Jenner Meme Is Shared With Reporter

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner and his camp are in hot water after a political consultant handling Wagner’s campaign shared a lewd, transphobic meme via text.

As reported by Evening Sun, on Thursday morning Ray Zaborney sent the message to Wagner’s campaign manager Jason High; finance director Jenise Harris, policy director Shauna Boscaccy — and a reporter for Billy Penn, who was not an intended recipient. 

Zaborney is a connected political media specialist who regularly provides information to journalists, both on-record and off-the-record. He had been in touch with the reporter from Billy Penn for unrelated reasons on Wednesday.

The meme of Jenner shared via group text mocks Nike’s recent headline-grabbing campaign that featured Colin Kaepernick. The black and white image features Nike’s trademark swoosh and “Just Do It” logo beneath a portrait of Jenner. Written across are the words, “Believe in something, even if it means cutting your d*ck off.” 

Zaborney backtracked, attempting to bribe the reporter who intercepted the meme with “on background” information about something in hopes he would "forget" the meme. Too late. Billy Penn informed Zaborney that the meme would make the news.

So Zaborney tried to apologize in a press release, saying:

“Anyone questioning my commitment to diversity or the LGBT community obviously doesn’t know me very well. I am a passionate believer in equality for all and have long been an advocate for marriage equality and ending discrimination in all forms against the LGBTQ community. I’m proud of my advocacy and proud of my efforts and will continue to stand for equality.”

It should be noted, none of the recipients of the transphobic message responded on the group chat. They also didn’t respond to Evening Sun’s requests for response.


Wagner is already on rocky terrain with the HRC and other LGBTQ+ rights activists, following a remark he made about transgender bathroom choice and “bathroom bills” on the campaign trail last month. 

“It’s real simple,” Wagner said at an August campaign event in Zelienople, Pa. “If you’re born with male plumbing, you use the men’s room. If you’re born with female plumbing, you use the ladies’ room. Period.”

His camp followed up by saying Wagner supports bathroom choice, so long as the individual in question has changed their gender on their ID card.

In the past, Wagner has expressed support for The Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would provide much-needed civil rights protections to LGBTQ+ residents of the state. This has been a source of contention with conservative voters, as well as rival GOP gubernatorial candidates.

Jenner is an outspoken Republican, and supported Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign.

h/t: Evening Sun

Caitlyn Jenner Wants To Be A Marvel Villain!

Caitlyn Jenner Wants To Be A Marvel Villain!

Is This Shade To Scarlett Johannson?

#LOL! So, Variety decided to do a roundup on Transgender Actors because of the uproar their community unleashed after Avengers Hot-Shot, Scarlett Johannson, was cast as a Transgender character in the now-dropped-filmRub & Tug. I've made accusations that Hollywood will be absolutely terrified to touch the subject of Transgender stories now: Because the Transgender community only wants Transgender people to play themselves: Apparently even without any substantial acting credits. Because now, Actors can no longer...act? I’m so confused by the whole fiasco and the effort to protest from the community. Moving on:

According to Variety, arguably the most well-known (not popular) Transgender person ever to exist, Caitlyn Jenner, wants to ACT... because it will allegedly be so easy for people to think of her as not Caitlyn Jenner. Wait, why are we continuing to give Jenner a platform? But, funny enough, she doesn’t even want to be in a B-Movie or on a streaming service like many others in her community. She's a Jenner-Kardashian, henney, she wants to be the *STAR* in DISNEY films, more specifically the Marvel franchise. Jenner tells:

"In a Marvel movie, I want to play the baddest-ass lady you’ve ever seen in your life. They got the wicked queen or the wicked lady. Just do the makeup and the outfit. And I got the deep voice.  I want to play that bad-ass bitch. I can play that girl."

It will be an absolute cold day in hell before any of the cast of characters at this Variety roundup - and Jenner - touch a Marvel/Disney film - but if they do, they BETTER be playing a Transgender character only: Because that is exactly what they have been preaching and they better stick to their word. 

Writer’s Note: This is the opinion of one Instinct Contributor and does not reflect the views of Instinct Magazine itself or it’s other Contributors. 

Is Kim Kardashian's Throwback Pic Of Caitlyn Jenner "Disrespectful?"


Kim Kardashian knows how to get people riled up through her social media accounts, and her career has all but been defined by buzz-worthy posts intended to get keyboards a clacking across the globe. While Kardashian is no newbie to Internet criticism - she did, after all, intentional break, or at least slightly dent, the Internet with her 2014 Paper Magazine spread - people think she might have gone too far this time around. Which is... saying something!



After a long week of grueling hard work, Kardashian celebrated the arrival of Friday with a "TGIF" caption on Instagram paired with a picture of Caitlyn Jenner when she was still married to Kris Jenner. Caitlyn can be seen enjoying champagne on the edge of a tub while Kris Jenner tries to make Kris Jenner a thing.

All seems innocent enough, but Buzzfeed points to the fact that Kim and Caitlyn's relation has been strained since the release of Caitlyn's 2015 memoir The Secrets of my Life, and Kim even called Caitlyn "not a good person" on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. 

So the question is - Is Kim's picture of a pre-operation Caitlyn insensitive, or as multiple Instagram commenters have labeled it, "disrespectful" - as Caitlyn no longer identifies as Bruce Jenner and might find the snapshot triggering - or is Kim simply sharing a fond memory of her mother and stepfather together? I'll leave this one up to you guys! 


Kathy Griffin Appropriately Roasts The F**k Out of Caitlyn Jenner

Kathy Griffin, who is never at a loss for words regarding her thoughts on the world today, gave zero f***s when it came to roasting the living hell out of flip-flopper Caitlyn Jenner over her latest views on Donald Trump's administration.

Jenner, who famously endorsed Trump years ago much to the frustration and disappointment of the LGBTQ community, has taken yet another couple of steps back from what she originally said about him. 

She first thought that Trump would be an outspoken advocate of trans rights, which has turned out to be far from the truth two years into his candidacy.  Now, she has done a 180 and spoke about her feelings on him and his administration currently at the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala this past Thursday.

“As far as trans issues, this administration has been the worst ever,” she told Newsweek at the event.  “They’ve set our community back 20 years, easily.”

Kathy, who has been a tenacious and incredible supporter of the LGBTQ community through and through for decades now, saw through Caitlyn's BS regarding her change of heart and called her out on social media in the most appropriate of ways.



Sick of her bullshit.

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Mic drop indeed.  What are your thoughts on Caitlyn now going after Trump and his administration, is it only because the tides have turned against her?  Let us know your thoughts.