Brittney Griner’s First Press Convention Has All of the Feelings, Actually

I went outdoors for a protracted stroll as we speak within the solar and it was magic. Typically it truly is simply the little issues, you already know? (I acquired a pineapple, mango smoothie. I’m positive that additionally helped.

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In the present day, with a matter of days earlier than WNBA coaching camp begins for the brand new season, Brittney Griner gave her first press convention since returning house after being wrongfully detained in Russa for 294 days. In the event you’re something like me, you maybe teared up the minute she hit the mic and smiled. However I hope you powered via, as a result of this complete press convention is totally price watching. It’s about half-hour lengthy and I promise would be the neatest thing you noticed as we speak.

Watching Brittney’s composure, her humor, her real gratitude and thoughtfulness? It’s a lot. Fairly almost an excessive amount of. I’m in all probability going to be holding my breath for her continued security this complete WNBA season, however I’m so glad she is house and after watching this I’m so assured that she is wholesome, entire, and prepared for something that she is going to face. Kudos to her help crew in each manner.

There have been a number of quotes from the press convention circling on-line, most notably that BG introduced she wouldn’t return to play oversees ever once more (until it was to characterize america on the Olympic crew, a element that brought about a second spherical of tears from me); that she survived in Russia by grinding it out day-to-day and “simply maintain going and transferring ahead” — all abilities she realized throughout arduous basketball practices; and he or she additionally spoke out in help of trans athletes going through anti-trans bans nationwide (“everybody deserves the fitting to play”). In the event you’re a sports activities homosexual particularly, you’ll snicker when she calls her longtime teammate and good friend, Diana Taurasi, a fossil. In case you are me, you’ll swoon when she talks about her spouse, Cherelle.

Talking of which, this isn’t the purpose in any respect, however when you observe BG or Cherelle Griner on Instagram, then you already know that they’ve been HIGH KEY cute and informal this week with one another — together with, at one level, Cherelle making enjoyable of BG for waking her up so early (7:30!!) and BG responding with “”I’ve to cope with your chilly ft you cope with this 😂” — I’m so completely happy for his or her happiness, that they’ve some semblance of their life again collectively. It’s actually arduous for me to not get emotional. Anyway! On to different information!

Dwyane Wade mentioned in a current interview that one of many causes he determined to go away Florida after retiring from the Miami Warmth was to guard Zaya: Dwyane Wade Says He Left Florida Because He Feels His Family “Would Not Be Accepted” There

Arrest Made in Killing of Koko Da Doll in Atlanta. We talked about this in Tuesday’s hyperlink roundup, however as a reminder, Koko was a trans lady featured on this 12 months’s Sundance Award-Profitable documentary “Kokomo Metropolis.”

I’ve been sick over this. Montana Republicans Vote To Censure The State’s Only Transgender Woman Membe

This gained’t be by any means a “new” revelation, however one thing that I take into consideration lots is that anti-trans rest room payments are about legislating trans individuals out of public lives completely — once more that isn’t a brand new thought to have, trans leaders have been saying it for years. However I’m repeating it now as a result of… when you legally can’t entry loos in a dorm, you can not go to varsity. “North Dakota’s governor signed a invoice that limits transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals’s entry to loos, locker rooms and bathe rooms in a number of state services, together with dorms managed by the state board of upper training.” North Dakota Limits Bathroom Use for Transgender People

In barely higher information, Judge Puts Missouri Rule Limiting Gender-Affirming Care on Hold. “The rule, which was set to take impact as we speak, locations necessities on minors and adults earlier than they might obtain therapies, corresponding to puberty blockers or hormones.”

And U.S. Sues Tennessee Over Ban on Care for Transgender Youths. “The Justice Division stated the legislation violates the Structure’s equal safety clause by discriminating on the premise of each intercourse and transgender standing.”

Noticed This, Considered You

I’m sorry the web is like this. How to Prepare and Eat The Little Mermaid Cast.

Women’s Basketball Is Raking in More Cash Than Ever, But the Players Aren’t. “WNBA base salaries as a share of income have shrunk, regardless of the league’s fast development.”

I’m seeing this film this weekend, come hell or excessive water, and I can’t wait! ‘Are You There God, Its Me Margaret’ Was Banned From Libraries. Now She’s Headed to the Movies.

I imagine this! Yep, Sobriety Is Good for Your Skin

Political Snacks

In the event you’re not somebody who intently follows each Senate vote (and that’s utterly relatable), Sen. Dianne Feinstein has not returned to the Senate votes since getting sick in late February with the shingles virus, and thus far has missed 77.6% of the votes in the 2023-24 Congress, essentially the most of every other senator (when you had been curious, she was the 2nd most absent member of the 2021-2022 Senate as well). This has held up judicial nominees, cupboard nominees, and the power to cross laws.

Okay that background data is important as a result of what I need to discuss is that this: Is It Sexist to Want Dianne Feinstein to Retire? — which I’m additionally going to pair with Yes, We’d Still Say Dianne Feinstein Should Resign If She Were a Man and my favourite piece about Sen. Feinstein, from Rebecca Traister final 12 months: The Institutionalist (be warned that final one is a lengthy learn, however so price it!)

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