01 September 2014

US: Gender non-conforming teen to sue DMV after being told to ‘look like a boy’ for license photo

New website provides teachers with LGBT activity resources (UK)

Nick Duffy
http://www.pinknews.co.uk

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/09/01/uk-lgbt-inclusive-teaching-website-launches/

New policy on trans-genders (Pakistan)

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/

to read more, go to:  http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2014/Sep/2/new-policy-on-trans-genders-52.asp

30 August 2014

Welcome to Gallup, NM, Where ‘They Just Want Another Person Dead’

Our "Ann" Is Dying

Brazil poll favorite rows back on gay marriage (UK)

Community Makes Itself Known, With Discretion

Transgender Women's Killings Test Police Outreach

JULIET LINDERMAN
http://abcnews.go.com

to read more, go to:http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/transgender-womens-killings-test-police-outreach-25189565

ezs note:  The murders of two transgender women have shaken the good city of Baltimore to its core.  Please, if you have any information regarding Mia Henderson or Kandy Hall's murder, call the Baltimore police immediately!  Don't let the vermin get away!

Grants Pass, Oregon

Credit:  http://www.visitgrantspass.org/

28 August 2014

US: California bill outlawing trans and gay panic defenses headed to governor (UK)

Katie Dupere
http://www.pinknews.co.uk

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/28/us-california-bill-outlawing-trans-and-gay-panic-defenses-headed-to-governor/

ezs note: 'Gay panic' or 'trans panic' are utterly stupid defenses that should have abandoned a decade ago.  Kudos to California for scrapping this byzantine defense.

Ottawa raises flag to mark pride week (Canada)

Brier Dodge
http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/4802568-ottawa-raises-flag-to-mark-pride-week/

'Capitol 13' addresses charges for equal rights

27 August 2014

Top Pentagon officials say it is ‘likely’ that trans soldiers will soon be allowed to serve openly (UK)

Trans woman murdered in Detroit

Transgender Man Attacked in Montrose Wants Hate Crime Charges

Rams' Jeff Fisher angry over report on Michael Sam's shower habits

Would you support homophobia? (Peru)

Agnes Rivera
http://www.peruthisweek.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-would-you-support-homophobia-103761

ezs note:  Emily's Virtual Rocket has relatively few people in Peru, but those of you with friends in Peru might encourage them to make a small (or big!) donation AGAINST Mr. Pandoro in his campaign for mayor.  

25 August 2014

The Pentagon can easily drop its ban on transgender troops, study finds

Cuomo: Time to outlaw gender identity discrimination

Pokin Around: The God I choose does not damn gays

Steve Pokin
http://www.news-leader.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.news-leader.com/story/life/2014/08/24/pokin-around-god-choose-damn-gays/14342173/

Did Bill de Blasio Keep His Promise to Reform Stop-and-Frisk?

Taylor Wofford
http://www.newsweek.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.newsweek.com/did-bill-de-blasio-keep-his-promise-reform-stop-and-frisk-266310

23 August 2014

Ecuador to grant same-sex unions ID recognition

Point of View: Why allow religious groups to discriminate?

DONALD CAVANAUGH
http://www.palmbeachpost.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/point-of-view-why-allow-religious-groups-to-discri/ng7Wx/

Transcending genders: Working as a clerk at the commissioner’s office, Eraj Aftab wants true gender equality (Pakistan)

Palm Center's Belkin seeks to end military trans* ban

Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Palm-Projects-Belkin-seeks-to-end-military-trans-ban/48740.html

Oakland, California

Credit:  http://www.alamedainfo.com/

22 August 2014

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/being-a-trans-ally-where-to-begin_b_5697333.html

I Would Learn to Play Hopscotch

US: Nashville Mayor endorses same-sex marriage (UK)

Nick Duffy
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/22/nashville-mayor-endorses-same-sex-marriage/

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Skewers High Court For Forsaking Fight Against 'Real Racial Problem'

Shadee Ashtari
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

21 August 2014

New partnership makes reporting hate crime easier (UK)

Nigel Slater
http://www.eveshamobserver.co.uk

to read more, go to:  http://www.eveshamobserver.co.uk/2014/08/22/news-New-partnership-makes-reporting-hate-crime-easier--114594.html

ezs note:  Congratulations, West Mercia! (UK)

3 Colleges in Massachusetts Recognized as the Most LGBT-Friendly

Lauren Landry
http://bostinno.streetwise.co

to read more, go to:  http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2014/08/21/campus-prides-list-of-the-most-lgbt-friendly-colleges/

Is NY’s Plaza Hotel Going in the Way of Shariah Law?

Leading gay-rights group backs Cuomo

20 August 2014

Someone On Capitol Hill Seems Obsessed With Editing Wikipedia Articles On Transgender Topics

MA Transgender Equal Rights Coalition Applauds City of Worcester’s Passage of Nondiscrimination Protections for Transgender People

Michelle Duggar’s hateful anti-transgender rights campaign

MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
http://www.salon.com


to read more, go to:  http://www.salon.com/2014/08/20/michelle_duggars_hateful_anti_transgender_rights_campaign/

19 August 2014

First Transgender Officer Graduates From San Francisco Police Academy [Video]

Whitney Phaneuf
http://sfist.com

to read more, go to:  http://sfist.com/2014/08/19/first_transgender_officer_graduates.php

Department Of Labor Extends Employment Protections To Transgender Workers

Zack Ford
http://thinkprogress.org

to read more, go to: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/08/19/3473317/mia-macy-transgender-labor-guidance/

Kluwe, Vikings reach settlement to avert lawsuit

AMY FORLITI
http://www.kansas.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article1253308.html

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection