Thursday, October 30, 2014

Loving Myself Unapologetically


Guest Post by L'lerrét Jazelle Ailith

Marc Lamont Hill asked me once whether or not I ever felt like the burden of being trans was too much and I wanted to give up. I thought about it for a second and then proceeded to tell him that I love my being unapologetically.

What was the pause for, though? I paused because for so long, I internalized hate from the folks around me who couldn't see the beauty in my unique identity. For years, I would take off my makeup and look into the mirror and cry because I wasn't proud of what stared back at me. I thought that seeing this being that wasn't what society ideally thought to be a woman was to be abhorred. I felt that I didn't deserve happiness or love because I looked like an atrocious blend of man and woman. But once I met my chosen family amongst the #blacktransrevolution and realized my worth and worthiness, those thoughts and feelings began to slowly fade away.


Yesterday was such a weighted, stressful day for me and to practice self care, I hopped in the shower and cleansed myself thoroughly for an hour - head to toe. When I stepped out, I took a look in the mirror and cried. I cried not because of shame. I cried not because of disgust. I cried because I was able to look into my own eyes and feel beautiful. I was able to admire the rawness of my face. I saw the happiness and joy oozing out of every orifice. My mouth couldn't stop smiling. My skin was glowing. My eyes were apparent. I cried because never in a million years did I think I would find myself in a place where even without my beauty routine having been implemented, I would take pride in my being. I cried because I have been through SO FUCKING MUCH to get to a place where I feel worthy and content and to finally feel that being actualized was so overwhelming.

F**k beauty norms or ideals.... this is about loving the brown skin that I'm in! I didn't pick away at my features like I normally would. I looked at myself and I told her how much I loved her. She smiled and blew me a kiss. She thanked me for releasing her from her prison of shame and insecurity. She was free. I am free. And with this freedom - this pride - I was provided with a voice to announce my existence and honor my journey. Terrell and L'lerrét's voices have intertwined to produce something so fantastic.... something so unstoppable. I fought and fought and now look at her! All vivacious and unapologetic and whatnot! haha

And I thank my #blacktransrevolution family for helping to see that happen; for fostering and nurturing this blossoming security. Y'all so cute! I can only wish to continue building community and loving on you all so that more and more girls and boys and anyone in between can feel the same joy that I feel in this moment. This is infectious and I want every single one of my revolutionary comrades to catch this too. I can't wait to go into the house of worship in late November and fellowship with my people at #TransVoices! We are the revolution.

Worst Time For Black People In US History? Conservakneegrow Please!

One of the things that I absolutely hate about kneegrow (they don't deserve to be called Black) conservafools is that they will say and do anything to advance their own personal conservative credibility while throwing the rest of Black America under the bus.

The latest example of an Oreo cookie chomping fool cooning it up for his conservamassas is Mychal Massie.

In a waste of bandwith post for Wing Nut Daily, i addition to attacking affirmative action (which BTW conservafools, was created by Richard Nixon) this kneegrow wrote that 'affirmative action and the 1964 Civil Rights Act destroyed the Black community to the point that African-Americans were better off under Slavery and Jim Crow"

Seriously?

Naw consservafool, the best thing that has happened to African descended people in the United States was  the ending of slavery 150 years ago along with the end of Jim Crow segregation.

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I submit that much of what ails Black America is because of the residual effects of those odious events of slavery and Jim Crow segregation combined by conservative political policies to roll back or eliminate the programs and laws designed to eliminate the problems cased by the 346 years that the federal government and many southern states were in the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.'s words, 'doing something special against the Negro.'

And FYI Mychal, since it escaped you in history class, let me repeat this point for you once again.

Affirmative action was created during the Nixon administration.  Richard M/ Nixon was survey says, a Republican POTUS.  It has benefited White women far more than it has African-Americans.

If Massie thought this post was going to convert Black folks into voting for conservafools, um naw homes, all you did was reinforce mine and the perceptions of many thoughtful people in our ranks that conservatism is the political arm of white supremacy and you Black conservatives just need to have several seats an a sweet tea flavored glass of STFU.

On second thought, keep talking.  Kneegrow conservafools like you keep proving with every syllable you utter just how intellectually bankrupt 21st century conservatism is and why it continues to be massively rejected at the ballot box at 90% margins by our people.

If you think slavery was so great, then you and your fellow kneegrow conservative thinkers with severe cases of Obama Derangement Syndrome (treatable by Obamacare BTW) can go back to that halcyon in your mind time when our people were bought and sold like property, worked to death without pay, demonized, lynched, our women were raped and saw the children they bore sold off.

Then come back if you survive it, and tell us if your 'happy darkie' behind still thinks slavery and Jim Crow America is better than post-Civil Rights Act America.

No comparison as far as I'm concerned/.

Meanwhile, you Uncle Ruckus wannabee, leave the rest of us conscious thinking 21st Century Black people who paid attention in history class the hell alone while you peddle that claptrap to stupid conservative white people..



TransGriot 2014 NFL Picks Week 9

We are now past the halfway mark of the 2014 NFL regular season and our prognostication contest. 

While once again I had a respectable week picking games, the frustrating pattern continues with one of my opponents doing slightly better.

Hey, considering the drama I've been through over the last few weeks, it's amazing I'm still in this.

And it's always a good week when the Texans beat the Tennessee Traitors and the Cowboys lose.

But I also lost ground on Mike, who expanded his lead to three games in our contest no thanks to Tampa Bay blowing that game to Minnesota in OT.

It figures the one week I pick the Arlington Cowchips to win, they revert to past form and lose at home to the Washington Need To Change Their NFL Nickname From That Racial Slur ASAP.

As I mentioned, the Texans ended that three game losing streak (and they are  out of my blogging NFL doghouse for now), but they face a Philadelphia Eagles team that will probably be pissed off when they come to NRG Stadium.

Well, let's get to my Week 9 NFL picks.   Only 13 games to select because there are six teams on their bye week (Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers and Titans)

My picks are in underlined bold print as usual, and when Eli and Mike's are available, they'll be linked to later.

Week 8 Results

TransGriot  9-6
Eli               8-7
Mike           10-5

2014 NFL Season Record

TransGriot     77-43-1
Eli                  76-44-1
Mike              80-40-1

NFL Week 9

Thursday Night Game
Carolina over New Orleans

Sunday Early Games

Cleveland over Tampa Bay
Dallas over Arizona
Philadelphia over Houston
Kansas City over NY Jets
Cincinnati over Jacksonville
San Diego over Miami
Washington over Minnesota

Sunday Afternoon Games
San Francisco over St Louis
Denver over New England
Seattle over Oakland

Sunday Night Game
Baltimore over Pittsburgh

Monday Night Game
Indianapolis over NY Giants

Houston LGBT Positive Impact Day On Sunday

On Sunday night, the opposition to HERO will be meeting in a rally at Grace KKKomunity Church that as usual will be full of anti-LGBT bile, hate and anger.

Our Houston LGBT community will be meeting, too, but with a very different goal in mind.

At 2 PM on Sunday, we’ll be meeting at Montrose Grace Place (at 2515 Waugh, housed in Grace Lutheran Church). Grace Place provides services for LGBT homeless youth. Please bring canned goods, nonperishable food items and gently worn or new clothing items, which we will donate to Grace Place. While the HERO opposition is creating noise about taking rights away, we’ll be creating a positive effect on the lives of people in Houston.

But we’re not only going to be creating a better present for people in our community Sunday – we’ll be working for a positive future, too. Wear comfortable shoes, because after you drop off your donation, you can pick up a walk list to go speak to voters in the surrounding neighborhoods to make sure they get out to vote on Tuesday for candidates who share our values. We’ll be pushing the endorsement card of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus PAC.

The HERO movement has always been about creating a better future for all Houstonians. We’ll be doing that Sunday, and the contrast between our efforts and the negativity of the opposition will send a strong message. Please join us.

UPDATE: We have received some specific requests from Grace Place. Please bring:

Winter clothes, Socks, Sleeping Bags, Toiletries, Hand-warmers, Mini-flashlights, blankets,
Also, we will be collecting for Bering Omega Hospice.

We are asking people to bring:
Towels, wash clothes, robes, handi-wipes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Upcoming Texas Non-Discrimination Ordinances Discussion


Too bad I will miss this event on November 7 sponsored by the Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston , South Texas College of Law AMICUS, Social Sciences & The Law Society and the ACLU Student Organization

It will be a timely and fascinating discussion on non-discrimination ordinances in the state of Texas with a concentration on our own fight to implement the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance that was passed back in May.

And note to those Houston area human rights hatin' preachers, there have still been no bakers forced to bake swastika cakes in the Houston city limits.

The panel will feature Houston City Attorney David M. Feldman, Attorney and human rights advocate Susan L. Hays, Founding CEO of First Person Christina Canales Gorczynski,  South\Texas College of Law Professor Richard R. Carlson, and ACLU Texas Legal and Policy Director Rebecca Robertson.

That's definitely shaping up as an interesting panel for this human rights discussion, and it will take place at the Joe M. Green Auditorium on the South Texas College of Law campus at 1301 San Jacinto St. in beautiful downtown Houston from 1:00-5:00 PM CST

Attendance is free, but you must RSVP slaghlaw@gmail.com by November 5 to attend.

CLE's will also be offered, but you need to be a member of the Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston to receive those credits.   Membership is $20 for attorneys and $10 for non attorneys at the reduced rate in effect for the rest of 2014.

Go Vote!

I'm going to be haunting you until November 4 to take your soul to the polls for this critical midterm election.

In Texas, early voting ends on Halloween. Treat yourself to quality political representation, not political tricks that don't care about working class people.

Why not make it easy on yourself and choose from early voting centers spread all over the county and do your civic duty?  Once the early voting period ends on Friday evening, you'll have to go to your regular precinct on Tuesday.

So handle your electoral business and take a few ghouls and goblins, er your friends with you.

Because truth is, the prospect of Dan Patrick and other Teapublicans getting legislative power scares the crap out of me.  And how many times do you have to see it before you get the point that you will NEVER get liberal-progressive polices from a conservative legislator who hates the government?

We can do better.   We must do better.  The GOP has had 20 years to run this state and they have 
proven to be incapable of governing it.

Handle your electoral business.  Go vote!

Team USA Is Going To Canada!


The USA women's team on Sunday finished handling their CONCACAF business in PPL Park and captured their seventh title with a 6-0 rout of Costa Rica on the strength of Abby Wambach's four goals and another clean sheet by Hope Solo.

The Ticas aren't too disappointed.  They will be heading to their first ever Women's World Cup thanks to their showing in this CONCACAF qualification tournament in which they won their group and made it to the finals.

Oh yeah, did I forget to mention Team USA also qualified for next year's Women's World Cup in Canada in addition to winning the tournament?

That qualification business was handled when Team USA beat Mexico 3-0 in the semifinals on Friday to avenge that 2-1 loss Mexico pinned on them four years ago.

Speaking of Mexico, they will be going to the World Cup next year along with the Ticas after beating Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 in the Third Place game to capture the third CONCACAF auto qualifying spot.

As for Trinidad and Tobago's heartwarming quest to make history and become the first ever Caribbean based female squad to make it to the World Cup, they will have to play a two leg aggregate score playoff against CONMEBOL rep (South America) Ecuador in order to punch their ticket to Canada.

Since the Mexican team plays their games at high altitude (7200 feet),the Mexican Football Federation has made the classy offer of a training facility in Mexico City to help Trinidad and Tobago get ready for that 9300 foot altitude November 8 first leg in Quito that awaits the Soca Princesses.   The return leg is in Trinidad and Tobago on December 2.

Congrats to Team USA and all the CONCACAF nations that will be playing next summer in Canada.   Hopefully Trinidad and Tobago will get to join that party. 

And I'm hoping Team USA finally gets to add that third star on their jerseys next summer.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Koko's Album 'Who's That Lady?' Drops November 18

I've talked about Koko Jones,  my seriously talented musical sis from time to time on the blog and had the pleasure of doing one of my TransGriot Ten Questions interviews with her.

How talented is she?  Talented enough for this Jersey girl over her four decades in the music biz to have performed with some of the most recognizable names in the pop, R&B, jazz, house and African music worlds.

Jones has either performed or recorded as a first call musician with the Isley Brothers, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Angela Winbush, Raul Midon, Marcus Miller, Randy Weston,  Jose Feliciano, Buddy Miles, Clarence Burke, Louie Vega, Luisito Quintero, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, DJ Kenny Dope, Archie Shepp, and Reggie Workman.

And now you'll have something to look forward to during TDOR Week in terms of her 'Who's That Lady' LP dropping on that date..

The timing of the release of the album near that date is not an accident.  As a girl like us who happens to be a  musician, several of the tracks on this upcoming album release on Motema Music reflect either personal or universal issues facing the trans community:







“Why” honors those trans individuals who have lost their lives due to violence or suicide and “Turn It” pays tribute to the heroes, past and present, who strive for civil rights, justice and equality. “I’m Free” celebrates the joy of reveling in who you really are despite societal norms and constraints. And “Xtravaganzas” pays homage to the House of Xtravaganza, one of the most important cultural institutions in the trans community.

While she has always handled her business as a musician first and foremost, she has had an ongoing parallel role as an activist and a voice in the trans community. In addition to Koko’s ground-breaking work as an interventionist at the Center for HIV Education Studies and Training (CHEST) at Hunter College, where she is a part of T-Talk, a project delivered by trans women for trans women that seeks to reduce sexual health risk, substance use, and internalized stigma affecting the community.

Koko frequently speaks at events, and recently gave a TEDx talk at Seton Hall University and delivered a lecture on Current Issues in the Trans Community at Columbia University Teachers College. She is also an active member of Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC)

But it's time for peeps to get to know Koko Jones in her primary role as an extraordinary musician

Those of you in the New York area can check her out on December 1 at her CD release show that will start at 8 PM EST at Sub Culture. The venue is located at 45 Bleeker St, and if you're looking for more info hit the link or call 212-533-5470.

And yeah, Christmas and Hanukkah are coming up, so why not purchase 'Who's That Lady?' and kill two birds with one stone at the same time?  You buy a gift for someone (or keep it for your own music collection), keep our T-bills circulating in our community, and support a fantastic musician at the same time.

AISD Meeting To Add Gender ID To Nondiscrimination Policy

The Houston, Dallas and Forth Worth ISD's have done this already, and now Austin will have an opportunity to do this at their board meeting tonight at7 PM.

Thanks to Paige Schilt, I was alerted to the fact that AISD is pondering adding gender identity to the nondiscrimination policy  .  While this should be a no brainer decision for Items 14.3 and 14.5, you can bet there will be some haters in the AISD house spreading lies to try to stop it, or delay the decision so they can gather the hate troops from out of town..

If you can do so and support AISD adding gender identity to their policy, now is your time to speak and be heard.   The board needs facts and your stories to base their vote on, not lies and disinformation.

The meeting was last night, and I'm trying to ascertain if AISD became the fourth district in the Lone Star State to protect its trans students and employees.

Hoping we had people from the AUSTEX area signing up to speak during Citizens Communication. The policy for Citizens Communication can be found at http://www.austinisd.org/board/meetings.

AISD is the fifth largest school district in the state, and it would send another powerful message to the rest of the ISD's waffling or ignoring this critical issue.

AISD headquarters is located on 1111 W. 6th Street, so if you feel that Austin should be on that short list of school districts that protect their trans students and employees, you may wish to help pack the room and ensure the right thing is done.

TransGriot Update:  The AISD board voted unanimously last night to make the fifth largest school district in the state the fourth one in Texas to add gender identity to their nondiscrimination policy for students and employees.   

Now we'll see if other Centex  ISD's follow their lead.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Panel Discussion At HCC Northline

You know the old saying about when life hands you lemons, make lemonade?  And I'd consider a lemon situation what I was dealing with prior to Wednesday.

In the middle of that drama I received an invitation from Marie Angel Hernandez to take part in a trans* panel discussion on the HCC Northline Campus. Since I needed something else to focus on besides my own troubles, I'm accepting that invitation.
 
North Line openingIt's taking place at 1 PM in Room 115 on the HCC Northline Campus  . Address is 8001 Fulton St.  And yes, in case you're wondering, it's at the northern terminus of the MetroRail Red Line.

So yes, looking forward to a wonderful conversation with the students of HCC Northline and my fellow panelists.

Should be fun, and hope you will join me there to watch it.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Once Again, Thank You LGBT Community!

As many of you TransGriot readers may or may not be aware of, been going through since mid-September an effort by a transphobic relative to push me out of my grandmother's house where I have been living since May 2010 as her caretaker. 

Seems like it started after this trip from hell for me, and he 's made it very clear that it was personal.   I've basically been fighting him tooth and nail to ensure he didn't run roughshod over my human rights as I tried to find a new place to live.

Thought I had a solid offer that fit the bill, but after some waffling by that person, it got rescinded, which set up the series of events that got ugly on Wednesday. 

The transphobic relative tried to bait me into hitting him so he could call HPD on me to force my arrest and removal from the house, but even Stevie Wonder could see that play coming.   He still called the po-po anyway and tried to claim he felt 'threatened'.   They shrugged their shoulders and kept it moving..  He was also pissed off by the fact his eviction notice wasn't valid because his transphobic azz used my old name on it.

But that incident drove home the point that I could no longer stay in that place, and I was tired of all the micro and macroaggressive transphobia I was getting.  I was also stressed about the prospect of being on the cusp of homelessness.  

I needed immediate help, and you have responded and then some to my call.   I'm staying for now with a friend who basically drove over to the house on Wednesday afternoon, scooped me up and has enveloped me in love and sisterhood ever since.    I'll be with the Chen family until November 1, and will start another new chapter of my life when I move into a new H-town apartment for the first time since I left for Louisville in September 2001.  

An indiegogo campaign was launched so that I would be able to set up utilities and get a household started after not having to have to do that for the last four years. Others have hit up my TransGriot Tip Jar as they waited for the indiegogo campaign to start.

I have been astounded and humbled by the outpouring of love and support when I really needed the TBLG community and our allies to step up for me.   My mom has been impressed by what she has observed and sends her thanks as well.

And as for the transphobic relative that instigated this mess, all I have to say is karma not only is a you know what, but she wears a dress and stiletto heels.

Once again, thank you!    Thank you to all the people in Houston, Texas, and the nation  who offered their homes as temporary shelters and others in various cities across the state and country who offered their homes as landing spots if I had been inclined to relocate to their locales.

Thanks for the calls, e-mails, messages of support and donations from the LGBT community and allies that will ensure I land on my feet and be in a better and stronger position to be an advocate for this community.

I've always said that your family expands, not contracts when you embark upon a gender transition.

Since Wednesday afternoon, you have emphatically proven that point to me, members of my blood family who support and love me, and the entire world.

And I will forever be grateful to you for it.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shut Up Fool Awards-CONCACAF Women's Championship Edition

The group stage of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship is over and has now been whittled down to the four soccer teams in the semifinals to be played at PPL Park in Chester, PA.  

Three will finish this weekend making plans to travel to the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada next summer, while the fourth place squad will have to battle Ecuador in a playoff for a tournament berth.

While Jamaica's Reggae Girlz failed in their quest to qualify, there was another Caribbean based squad who has a chance to make the history that Jamaica was trying to accomplish in Trinidad and Tobago.

If Trinidad and Tobago wins the match, they will become the first ever Caribbean based women's team to qualify for a World Cup.

They will face off against Costa Rica in one semifinal match today, while the other is a rematch between FIFA world number one ranked Team USA and Mexico.

Four years ago Mexico pinned a stunning 2-1 loss on Team USA in the semis that forced them to go the playoff route to qualify for the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany.   Will lightning strike twice or will Team USA avenge their only defeat in CONCACAF qualifying?

Yeah yeah, I know what today is.  It's Friday, and you loyal readers are ready for another edition of the TransGriot Shut Up Fool Awards, not me talking about soccer.

Okay so let's get to it shall we?

Honorable mention number one is James O'Keefe.   This conservafool is at it again trying to manufacture evidence in Colorado that attempts to 'prove' voter fraud as defined by the GOP exists.

Dude, why are you committing voter fraud to try to prove it exists?   Because you and your conservafool friend know that the only reason you have these unjust laws in the first place is to keep people from voting you don't like.

Honorable mention number two is FOX Noise fembot Kimberly Guilfoyle, who parted her lips to say that young women are too busy with 'Tinder' to understand voting.



Honorable mention number three is Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), who admitted the GOP voter suppression agenda for 2016.

Honorable mention number four is Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).  Gohmert Pyle continues his push for 2014 Shut Up Foll of the year by this time saying in a recent radio interview that gay serving in the military would need massages that will make them vulnerable to terrorism.

Um naw, that isn't an The Onion spoof headline.  Somebody in the Tyler-Longview area please run against this fool and get him out of Congress.

Honorable mention number five is Rep Don Young (R-AK) who blames public benefits for causing suicides.

Ooohkay, .Don.

Honorable mention number six is Mama June of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo fame, who got the family's TLC reality show canceled because she's dating a convicted child molester.  

WTF?  Mama June tried to deny she was, but obviously TLC didn't believe her.   TLC 'had already shot another season of shows and it was one of their more profitable ones, so they are taking a fiscal hit in this situation.   I never watched the show anyway, but damn, what the hell was she thinking?  

This week's Shut Up Fool Award winner is Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

Just when I start to get despondent about the plethora of elected GOP idiots roaming my home state, here comes Steve King to lift my spirits and let me know that Texas doesn't have a lock on Republicans saying stupid crap on a regular basis.

King was interviewed for a local Iowa newspaper and in it opined that 'gays won't make it to heaven'

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
"I would say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and we need to stick to that principle,” King said. “I’ll just say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and people that were condemned to hell 2,000 years ago, I don’t expect to meet them should I make it to heaven. So let’s stick with that principle.”

Dude, what make you so sure that you'll be going to heaven to find out whether there are rainbow flags flying there or not?

Judge not, lest ye be judged.   And Rep. Steve King, shutteth up fool!

January Lapuz Update

Will continue to monitor this north of the border case and see if the Canadian justice system is better than the one in my own nation when it concerns dispensing justice in the murder of trans individuals.
--TransGriot, July 20, 2013

Based on the result of this case, inconclusive.

When I last checked in on this case, Charles Neel was facing second degree murder charges in the stabbing death of trans pinay January Lapuz.

The 26 year old Lapuz was stabbed in her New Westminster, BC home in September 2012 and died in a local hospital a few days later.   Neel was arrested in December 5 and charged in the case with a trial start date of June 9, 2014.

One the date the jury trial was supposed to start, Neel pleaded guilty in BC Supreme Court to the lesser charge of manslaughter.  He accepted responsibility for Lapuz's death, but didn't admit the intent to kill her.

He was sentenced on June 12 to 8 years in prison, which will be reduced further due to time served to five years and three months.

Was justice served here?   Depends on your point of view in this case.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TransGriot 2014 NFL Picks-Week 8

It's the halfway point of the 2014 NFL season, and at this point in the season long prognostication battle I've been waging with Mike and defending champ Eli it has been tight.

But I did hold the overall lead in our competition for six weeks until I slipped and had that 9-5-1 Week 6 while Mr Watts was going 11-3-1 to take over the lead by one game 

Well, in Week 7 It came down to the Texans-Steelers game to sort out who not only won the week at 11-4, but who would take the lead in our competition.   No thanks to the Texans having a late second quarter meltdown Mike and Eli won this week.

Thank heavens this competition is still tight and I have eight weeks to stay in position to win it. 

But I'm so pissed off at the Texans right now I don't even want to post a pic of them after this game that they threw away.   I'll let y'all look at Adriana Lima instead.

Well, here's this week's picks.  15 games once again with the NY Giants and San Francisco 49ers on their bye week.   My picks as usual will be in underlined bold print, Mike and Eli's will be here once they become available.

Week 7 Results

TransGriot   10-5
Eli                11-4
Mike            11-4

2014 NFL Season Record

TransGriot     68-37-1
Eli                  68-37-1
Mike              70-35-1

NFL Week 8

Thursday Night Game
Denver over San Diego

Sunday Early Games
Houston over Tennessee
Detroit over Atlanta
Tampa Bay over Minnesota
Buffalo over NY Jets
New England over Chicago
Seattle over Carolina
Miami over Jacksonville
Baltimore over Cincinnati
Kansas City over St Louis

Sunday Afternoon Games
Philadelphia over Arizona
Indianapolis over Pittsburgh
Cleveland over Oakland

Sunday Night Game
Green Bay over New Orleans

Monday Night Game
Dallas over Washington

Politini LGBT Decoded Interview With Dr. KRZ



Y'all know how much love and respect I have for all three of these brilliant people in Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills and Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler.

That's too much awesomeness for one room we are not worthy to handle. (bowing in direction of Oakland and DC)

They recently got together to do a Politini interview that Danielle conducted.   In it Kortney talks about what equality means to him and why he has no problem speaking his mind when it comes to calling out injustice when he see it.

Check it out!