30 March 2015

Malloy keeps heat on Pence in gay rights controversy

Mark Pazniokas

The CT Mirror


Justice Department Sues Southeastern Oklahoma State University Over Transgender Professor

Staff
Times Record

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2015 Trans 100 Honors Positive Work By Transgender And Gender Non-Conforming People Nationwide

James Nichols
The Huffington Post


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29 March 2015

Stafford County Schools Issue New Restroom Rules in Response to Transgender Student

Julie Carey
NBC

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Event Offers Support for Transgender Community

Brady Mallory 
Keloland.com

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Offer transgender youths safe spaces, psychologists say


KAREN GARLOCH

The Charlotte observer

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Can Jewish Transgender Teen's Successful Coming Out Provide Model for Others?

The Jewish Daily Forward

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Connecticut bill makes it easier for transgender people to update birth certificates

Susan Haigh
New Haven Register

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28 March 2015

Moms of trans kids use men's washrooms to push legislation (Canada)

Madeline Kotzer

cbc.ca


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Official: S.F. jail inmates forced into 'gladiator-style' fights

BRETT WILKINS
Digital Journal

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House ‘religious freedom’ ballot issue fails in tie vote


The Montana Standard


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Ellen Pao lawsuit: Top CEO’s and celebrities rebuke the new law in Indiana

Wayne Murphy
The Next Digit

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Islamabad, Pakistan

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27 March 2015

Capitol Watch: No place off limits for fretful Kansas and Missouri lawmakers

Editorial Press
Kansas City Star

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Idaho Rep. Paul Shepherd's Awkward Invitation, His Website Makeover and Bizarre Reference to LGBT Advocates as Slaveowners

George Prentice
Boise Weekly

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WILLIAMS INSTITUTE PLANNING A MASSIVE STUDY OF TRANS HEALTH NEEDS

Charles Pulliam-Moore
Towleroad


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Sweden Is Adding a Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Its Dictionary

YEZMIN VILLARREAL

Shewired



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Arkansas Senate approves religious protection bill

Andrew Demillo
Press-Telegram

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ezs note:  Arkansans - it's not too late to make a difference! Call or e-mail Gov. Asa Hutchinson and tell him to say NO to this odious bill!

26 March 2015

Republican Governor Mike Pence Passes Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Law in Indiana

Selena Hill
Latin Post

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"Passion" shows LGBT choral music's evolving role

Eric Jansen

KALW


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Attorney General Reportedly Moving To Block ‘Death Penalty For Gays’ Ballot Initiative

Staff
CBS/San Francisco area

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Renee Richards still amazed she broke transgender taboo

Staff
AM New York

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Virginia School Board Votes To Force Transgender Student Out Of Bathrooms

ZACK FORD
ThinkProgress

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24 March 2015

Russia Loses Bid To Deny Benefits To Spouses Of Gay U.N. Staff

Staff
ideastream


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Transgender Teen Who Was Named High School Homecoming King Commits Suicide at 18

BRETT MALEC 
E!

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ezs note:  Please get help. Please.
Please.
Please.
PLEASE!!!

Why are lawmakers being morality police?

Editorial Board
Sun Sentinel


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My Transgender Life: Explain It to Me Like I'm a 6-Year-Old

 
The Huffington Post

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Dallas death points to dangers of black-market cosmetic work

AP
news-sentinel.com

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ezs note:  Gee, I really don't see what the fuss is.  Sure, what might be involved is horrible disfigurement, excruciating pain, possibly death... but what the heck?

Put these vermin in jail!!!

23 March 2015

Legislator files bills prohibiting gender neutral housing, unisex public bathrooms

ASHLEY JOST
Columbia Daily Tribune

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New Yorkers pushing for laws that protect the rights of transgender people

Staff
WSYR


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Surveys show highest LGBT populations are in cities out West

Tarringo Vaughan
examiner.com

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Chicago Activists Call For Justice In Rekia Boyd Shooting As Trial Date Nears

Staff
Progress Illinois

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In defense of the Latter-Day Saints


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Every once and awhile, I will get an anti-Mormon spiel.  It's usually from an agnostic or atheist group, and, shit, they've got some pretty good - and very funny  - stuff.  You can tell that even I get a good laugh out of it.

Well, except for one thing.  It's really not that hilarious.

Do you remember that on South Park a kid named Gary shows up?  He's a Mormon, and so is his family.  As the story unfolds, Gary's parents explain the beginnings of the Mormon faith.  And, yes, the story has holes in it.  Sometimes, deep holes.  Trey Parker and Matt Stone really pull no punches about this.  But at the end of the story, Gary surprisingly comes out on top.  Do the years portrayed by the Joseph Smith story have problems?  Sure they do.  But when Gary considers Smith himself, he still loves him because of the strong family he has provided.

If you are questioning my belief in the Mormon faith, let me put that to rest right now.  I'm not a Mormon.  Never have been.  And unless an earthquake occurs (and maybe not even then), I won't be. (For one thing, I adore coffee.) However, considering some of the antics put forth by other religions, the Mormons have been, well, admirable.  They could have taken the easy road and told us to go screw ourselves.  But they didn't. They sat down with us and worked out an agreement they could all live with.

C'mon folks.  We can do better than this.  We can guttersnipe till the cows come home, or learn to live peaceably with our neighbors.

We're better than this.  Much better.

22 March 2015

Homophobic attacks increase in seemingly gay-friendly Brazil

VINCENT BEVINS
Los angeles times

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HRW urges European leaders to raise concerns over Kyrgyzstan


Dominic Yobbi

Jurist

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Bob Jones Apologizes for Saying Gays Should be Stoned (35 Years Later)

Daniel Politi
Slate

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LGBT rights, religious freedom and the Utah miracle

Charles C. Haynes

The Spectrum


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Watch: 13-year-old boy comes out as trans with amazing speech (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News

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21 March 2015

Transgender in Cincinnati: Ashton Dotson gets a job

Anne Saker
cincinnati.com

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Survey: Salt Lake City ranks 7th highest for LGBT population

AP
greenwichtime.com

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Albany Law School hosts LGBT Law Day

timesunion.com

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Wave of anti-LGBT bills in 2015 state legislative sessions

Staff
LGBT Weekly

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New Haven pastor: Presbyterian Church vote to allow same-sex marriage a win for equality

Ed Stannard
New Haven Register


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Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan

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19 March 2015

Protection for LGBT seniors headed to Board of Supervisors

Erin Allday
SFGATE

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Judge says transgender man has plausible case he was mistreated at hospital

Randy Furst
Star Tribune


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California may ban discrimination against transgender jurors

AP
Bakersfield Now


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MN GOPers tout anti-transgender bills in emails to constituents

Andy Birkey
Twin Cities Daily Planet

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Previous probation revoked for man charged in murder of transgender woman

Staff
KLTV

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