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Fred Phelps & Westboro Baptist Church

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

If you haven't read by now, Fred Phelps, the founder of Westboro Baptist Church, based in Topeka, KS, is currently on his death bed and under the care of Hospice. Westboro Baptist Church is largely known for its extreme and hateful ideologies against the LGBT as well as conducting hateful protests at military funerals. I'm not sure that there is one gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender person on this planet that has not heard of and been hurt by Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church (that I may add is not affiliated with any Baptist denomination); however, this blog serves a different purpose than to condone hate during this time.


Because of the hatred fueled by Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist church, it is understandable that many would want to celebrate this moment, protest at his funeral or denounce his word (which, who am I kidding? We all denounce the words of Phelps), but I urge all of us to take a moment and realize that we are BETTER than this. We live in a world in which we clearly see that living under the law of an eye for an eye serves no other purpose than to fuel the same hatred that we have been the victims of since the beginning. And to be honest, this public denouncing is likely what this church (primarily consisting of Phelps' own family members) is waiting for.


Anger is a powerful emotion that each and every one of us feels and even acts on from time to time, it's natural. However, as cliché as it may seem, until we as a society learn to promote peacefulness and positivity, and find ways to conquer adversity in the name of doing so...there will always be these sorts of outcomes and realistically, what has violence given any of us? It hasn't given us a damn thing; at most, it has taken something away from every single one of us.


We should not be so naive to believe that the eventual passing of Fred Phelps will be the end of Westboro Baptist Church, because it won't. We may want to go all out in the celebration of his death, but I hope...I hope that we all we choose to be better than that. Accept it for what it is and move on. Let go. Westboro isn't the first to hate us, Westboro won't be the last.


- Mala

Britney Cosby & Crystal Jackson: Gone too Soon!

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Image Courtesy of Facebook.


By now nearly everyone has heard about the murders of the young couple, Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, both age 24 from Houston, Texas. The couple traveled to Galveston, Texas to celebrate Mardi Gras. It’s unknown exactly when things turned horribly wrong, but they did.


The bodies of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson were found beside a dumpster, behind a Bolivar store on March 7, 2014. The medical examiner's report stated that Crystal died from a gunshot wound while Britney died from blunt force trauma. For days a composite sketch was released of a man that had been spotted with the girls along with information about Britney’s stolen 2006 Kia Sorrento.


In a twist, while everyone was searching for the man in the composite sketch, the father of Britney Cosby was arrested after attending a vigil for the young ladies that Wednesday. Investigators questioned him as to how his fingerprint could be located at the crime scene back in Bolivar.  I do not want to speculate, but James Larry Cosby is being held on $500,000 bond for “tampering with evidence.” In a statement released by local authorities, they stated that the home in which they all lived, looked to be a secondary crime scene.


So again, tisk tisk to speculating, but this is America, the home of speculation. I am having the hardest time wrapping my head around the idea that James Cosby, the same man that was quoted as saying, "You can't really put something like this into words," in regard to his daughter’s murder, is the same man that could have had something to do with their murders in the first place. If that isn’t a tell-tale sign of a sociopath, I’m not sure what is.


I don’t want to lose focus and if the preliminary reports speak on anything relating to their sexuality as being the cause of their murders, rest assured that you will be hearing my opinions on the matter. But for now, my overall focus is on these two women and the fact that their lives were snatched away from them in their prime, not to mention that Crystal’s 5 year old daughter  will have to grow up without her mother. They were someone’s daughter, mother, sister, niece, aunt, friend…and in the blink of an eye, they were taken away.


Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, may you all find a sense of peace, comfort, and in time, a sense of closure that only God can provide. You are in our prayers!

- Mala & The Team Lesbians Staff

 


The Official Lez Underground Cover!

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

We've been working super hard behind the scenes to bring each of you a great magazine highlighting some of the hottest talents in the LGBT community!  The release date is near!!  Lez Underground will be available for reading and downloading on March 1.  Yung Crusay and The Artist The Series sexily grace the cover of our first issue of Lez Underground and we're very excited to be sharing the cover with you all today!  We will begin to enter into working on our second issue, the April issue soon.  If you're interested in being featured or in advertising, be sure to fill out the form located here.  Spaces fill up soon, so the sooner you contact us, the better!


Enjoy the cover and be sure to continually check back on www.teamlesbians.com to stay updated on the magazine!



A Team Lesbians Publication

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We're working on our first publication in the form of an online magazine.  We're looking to release the finish product in early March, 2013.  In the meantime, if you are a business or an individual that provides some sort of service for, with, or in support of the LGBT community and are interested in advertising in our publication, please send us an email at teamlesbians@gmail.com for more information.  In the coming weeks, we will be releasing more information about the magazine such as the name, cover, and feature stories.  We are working hard to ensure that this online magazine will be one of the best, complete with interviews, advice, promotions, advertisements and information.  Keep checking back with teamlesbians.com to stay updated on our progress. As always, thank you for rockin' with us.  xoxo


- The Team

We're Back!

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (4)

We took a mini break for the holiday season, but now we're back!  We have some exciting things coming up in the next couple of weeks: new activities, new contests, and new business ventures!  We hope you continue to rock with us because we'll definitely continue rocking with you! Love, Hugs, & Kisses!

- The Team

Misconceptions in the LGBT community

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (3)



I've been debating on writing this blog for the past couple of days and decided that it was in everyone's best interest to put it up.  My first hope for this blog is that people realize that there is just as much judgment WITHIN our community as there is OUTSIDE of it. 


* For the purposes of this blog, masculine identified females will be referred to as studs in hopes of cutting down any confusion.


Misconceptions in the LGBT community.


The other day someone spoke to me in regards to "bisexual" studs and how it disgusted them for various reasons and how it was different for a fem to be bisexual versus a stud.  I was stunned to say the least, and for more than one reason.  That ideology alone is the reason why so many people in our community suffer.  The outside world that is against anything and everything LGBT already makes us feel as though there is no place for us in society, and to make matters worse, often times we do the same to bisexuals.  But wait that's not it...the same men & women that go to such extremes to express their disgust against bisexuals, are the same ones attending every rally for equality...the same individuals that scream "NO LABELS" are the same ones labeling bisexuals as an atrocity.


Let's just be real, we're women and some women like penetration...what's the big deal?  So a fem is allowed to enjoy penetration, but a stud is not? Hypocritical bullshit.  The extent in which people display their judgment is absurd and does nothing but cause the entire community to take 10 steps backwards.  It's really simple, if you don't like it, agree with it, or appreciate it, simply keep it moving.


And before anyone begins to point fingers, I am not bisexual, I am 100% lesbian and have absolutely no interest in men but I refuse to look down upon those that do because with me being a lesbian, I have felt ashamed, worthless, and alone on more than one occasion, all due to who & what I love and who & what I am.  I refuse to cause those same feelings and emotions in another individual because it's just too close for home and fuck it, if I am keeping it all the way real, who am I or anyone else to place judgment on another?!


I'm not so big to believe that this blog will make a dent in the endless black pit I like to call internalized prejudice, but hopefully someone will think twice before throwing out their next unnecessary, derogatory and hurtful comment.  While it may garner you a few fist pumps and cause your head to become way too big from all the attention, you just look dumb as hell at the end of it all. Lastly, if you do choose to continue disrespecting people based on their sexual preferences, please do not complain that in 2012 (almost 2013), we're still fighting for equality and acceptance.  You are no different than those that turn their noses up at us. 


Sincerely,

Maliyah

Yung Crusay: A Modern Day Marvel

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (3)

Yung Crusay, a 24 year old extremely talented rapper and model out of Huntsville, Texas is doing BIG things in her life.  She is the owner & founder of Dirty Bizness Entertainment & Dirty Girl Modeling Group and has several mix tapes, her latest mix tape being Unpopular.  Cru is making leaps & bounds in her career and is determined to become a major name in the music industry. 


We were lucky enough to receive a few moments of her time and while on air with us, she discussed her upcoming endeavors such as a reality show, a tour, and upcoming performances.  Cru discussed what music means to her and what motivates her, and we can't forget the love life...


Do you want to know if Cru is single?  Do you want to know what inspires her?  Do you wonder what sets her apart from most? Click the play button below to listen to the interview along with 2 snippets of "Turn Up" and "My Level" from her new mixtape entitled Unpopular!


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Unpopular Mixtape:

tweetmymixtape.com/ppj16b

Twitter:

@Yung_Crusay

@DirtyBiznessEnt

BlogSpot:

yungcrusay.blogspot.com


Spoken Word Phenomenon

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (8)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, some participants had to drop out, a couple had technical difficulties and *cough* one attempted to use someone else's writing.  We narrowed it down to the top three entries for everyone to vote on.  Participants could either speak via YouTube or by way of an mp3.  Just click the play button on the audio files to listen. This particular blog may be updated throughout the day, so be sure to check back!

Please Note: This contest is for fun, and no hatred or ignorant comments will be tolerated in any form or fashion.  The link to vote for a contestant will be at the end of this post.  Please know that you can only vote for one person and all duplicate votes will be thrown out. Voting will be open until November 8 @ 11:00pm EST.

 

idkhow2say - Muhfuq A Fairytale

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@Lil_Creep - R.I.P.


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AnOn -Demons


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Georgia's Own: Capone & Jazs

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Our guest co-hosts from the "Lesbian Lingo" show, blessed us with an interview.  Capone & Jazs, an awesomly dynamic duo of hosts & emcees from the Metro Atlanta area, were great enough to give us a glimpse into their lives.  They discussed coming out, their friendship, their shows, and their future endeavors.  You will definitely want to check the interview out and if you're ever in the Atlanta area, be sure to check this awesome duo out, I guarantee you'll have a great time!



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For more information on  the dates &  locations they'll be performing at in Atlanta, be sure to stay up to date with their Twitter pages:

 

Capone: twitter.com/morticiancapone

Jazs: twitter.com/Sir_J_DaVinci


Links:

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/Caponeandjazz

Email: CaponeandJazz@yahoo.com

Poetry Contest Changes

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the poetry slam has been moved to the beginning of November. We're sorry for any inconvenience that this has or may cause.  The prizes are still awesome and available, it has just been pushed back one month.


For those that did not know, the contest has been changed from a "rap battle" to a spoken word contest. Because the contest has been moved back, there is still plenty of time to sign up if you'd like to participate.  For the full contest information, click here.  Once you have read the contest information, you may fill out the application here if you're interested.  The only requirement that can not be worked around is age.  To participate, you MUST be 18+.


If you have any questions, please let us know.  You may email us at teamlesbians@gmail.com or drop us a message here on the site.  Thank you.

- The Team



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