19 October 2014

Philadelphia's first director of city's Office of LGBT Affairs, Gloria Casarez, dead at 42

John F. Morrison and Alex Wigglesworth

to read more, go to;  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/Philadelphias_first_director_of_citys_Office_of_LGBT_Affairs_Gloria_Casarez_dead_at_42.html

ezs note:  Rest in peace, Ms Casarez. You helped thousands of Philadelphians live happier lives.

Getting Personal on Transgender Rights


to read more, go to:  http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/getting-personal-on-transgender-rights/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

News Briefs, Oct. 16 (top news)

Amy Cooper

to read more, go to:  http://www.easternecho.com/article/2014/10/news-briefs-oct-16

Facebook and Apple deserve praise for their perks (UK)

Brooke Masters

to read more, go to:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3b74d0fa-5530-11e4-89e8-00144feab7de.html#axzz3GcsHWfnf

Group awarded domestic violence prevention grant

18 October 2014

Hillsboro, Illinois

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Knitting Backward

Jennifer Finney Boylan

to read more, go to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/opinion/sunday/jennifer-finney-boylan-knitting-backward.html?_r=0

US to hand over Marine who is suspect in murder of transgender Filipino sex worker (Australia)


to read more, go to:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-19/us-to-produce-marine-sought-over-murder-of-transgender-filipino/5824608

Julie Mack: Election season reflects GOP's shifting stances on gay rights, legalized marijuana

HRC Endorses PrEP & Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug


to read more, go to:  http://www.hrc.org/press-releases/entry/hrc-endorses-prep-calls-for-bold-action-to-expand-access

ezs note:  Become one of the happy, healthy, RESPONSIBLE adults!  If you are one of the sexually active adults - or even just thinking about it - take your Truvada DAILY.

Akkai to speak on sexual minorities at Japan meet (India)

Rohith B R

to read more, go to:  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toireporter/author-Rohith-B-R.cm

17 October 2014

Now it's YOUR turn!!!

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You know, there are transgenders  and allies who don't see the point in voting.  They might be right.

Except for being kicked out of their apartment, they might be right.

Except for housing shelters (and these are the REALLY lucky ones), they might be right. 

Except for town or city councils who have no clue, they might be right.

Except for Boards of Education who are total airheads, they might be right.

Except  for members of Congress who call YOU "deviant" for the clothing you wear, they might be right



True Trans (review)

Transgenders and Theology

EXCLUSIVE Crime Minister: Police haven’t paid enough attention to homophobia and transphobia (UK)

U.S. to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states

16 October 2014

Baton Rouge man remains jailed in Metairie murder of transgender woman and her lover

Paul Purpura

to read more, go to:  http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/10/baton_rouge_man_to_remain_jail.html

LGBT Youth Homelessness Is Not an Us/Them Issue

Jama Shelton

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jama-shelton/lgbt-youth-homelessness-i_b_5991742.html

Teen pleads in Oakland bus skirt-burning case

Vatican backs away from 'welcoming homosexuals' stance

15 October 2014

Transgender woman in critical condition after beating


to read more, go to:  http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/local/2014/10/15/transgender-woman-critical-condition-beating/

ezs note:  Police got a lucky break with one of the suspects being caught on tape. Don't let the scumbags go  free!!!

Aquino urged to cancel military accord with US (United Arab Emirates)

Manolo B. Jara

to read more, go to:  http://gulftoday.ae/portal/05b9234b-18af-47c3-a84b-fc941968dda9.aspx

Lincoln board gets earful on gender training

US: Las Vegas launches same-sex wedding ad campaign (UK)

Nick Duffy

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/10/15/us-las-vegas-launches-same-sex-wedding-ad-campaign/

14 October 2014

Right Wing Fails to Stop Gender-Inclusive Training in Neb. Schools

Turkey’s first 'gay marriage' (Turkey)

Seoul mayor supports same-sex marriage (South Korea)

Kim Young-jin

to read more, go to:  http://www.koreatimesus.com/seoul-mayor-supports-same-sex-marriage/

Use ‘she’ for Jennifer Laude

Patrick King Pascual

to read more, go to:  https://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-inbox/use-she-for-jennifer-laude-200508656.html

The Next Civil Rights Frontier: How the Transgender Movement Is Taking Over

Nico Machlitt

to read more,. go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nico-machlitt/the-transgender-movement-is-taking-over_b_5974198.html

13 October 2014

LGBT teachers to meet President Higgins today (Ireland)

Column: Treat everyone with respect

Dear Abby: Transgender ex a big problem

Scotland to host same-sex weddings (UK)

Marine Held in Death of Transgender Woman in the Philippines

12 October 2014

Call for hate crime legislation (Ireland)

‘South Park Season 18’ Talks Bathroom Rights, Transgender, Reveals Lorde’s Identity; ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ Singer Reacts, Retweets Kanye West

Conan Santiago

to read more, go to:  http://www.hallels.com/articles/9311/20141012/south-park-season-18-talks-bathroom-rights-transgender-reveals-lorde.htm

ezs note:  Yeah, I know that not everyone likes "South Park". (such is life)  But, hell, I do, and this one's an absolute gem.  Don't read the story first (it's rife with spoilers).  It's entitled "The Cissy".    Enjoy!

Comment: National Coming Out Day is still important because we have a long way to go (UK)

‘I’m so flattered’: Transgender Walton student believed first in state to be elected to homecoming court

Russian rights group calls state legal attack 'insult' (Pakistan)


to read more, go to:  http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1231947/

11 October 2014

First same-sex marriages in Gaston could come Monday

Lauren Baheri and Michael Barrett

to read more, go to:  http://www.gastongazette.com/spotlight/first-same-sex-marriages-in-gaston-could-come-monday-1.385744

New LGBT center welcomes central Iowans

Linh Ta

to read more, go to:  http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2014/10/11/lgbt-center-safe-space-opening/17119199/

Ste Anne school adding gender-neutral washroom (Canada)

Ian Froese

to read more, go to:  http://www.thecarillon.com/local/Ste-Anne-school-adds-gender-neutral-washroom-278911881.html

Alexandra Billings, transgender actor: 'Transparent came up when I had nothing to lose' (UK)

Briefly in the arts (top story)

Bellingham, Washington

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10 October 2014

VALERIE SCHULTZ: Coming Out Day may make road a little smoother

Help us find out why some hate crime victims suffer in silence (UK)

HIV Testing Rates Climb With Real World Social Networking More Than Other Referral Methods

It's YOUR right to vote!

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So, some of you are saying, "Eh, voting -- I'll get around to it sooner or later."

Well, guess what, pal?  In one state, you're already too late to vote!  

Crazy? I completely agree with you.  But that's one state's method  of limiting your voice.

If you live in the other 49 states, it's not too late.

But it will be -- very, very soon.