23 July 2017

Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire

Jeremy Scahill
Common Dreams


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ezs note:  To see the full article, click The Intercept. It's a long article, but well worth it. 

Democratic video targets Fishbein as ‘leader’ of conversion therapy bill opponents

Mike Savino
Record-Journal


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Transgender Scots will soon be able to change the v on their birth certificate without 'intrusive' medical reports (Scotland)

Kirsten McStay
Daily Record


scene in Scotland  (UK)

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Community vigil seeks justice for transgender woman slain in 2015

Chueyee Yang
The Fresno Bee


K.C./Casey Haggard and unknown assailant

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ezs note:  Granted, it's been a bit of a long time, but if you lived or worked in Fresno, California and you have any information, please call Fresno police at 553-621-7000.  Thanks.

Pine-Richland OKs deal in lawsuit filed by transgender students

Kris B. Mamula
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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22 July 2017

Donald Trump’s History Lessons

Roger Cohen
The New York Times\


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Republican Bill Would Stop Civil Rights Protections for Trans People

Andrew Philips
Out


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House panel led by BJP MP says no shame in being transgender (India)

HT Correspondents
Hindustan Times

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ezs note: Nice job, BJP. Nicer still if we tried it here in the United States. (Ahem.)

Flipkart includes its transgender customers in its Big 10 celebrations (India)

Krithiha Rajam
Yourstory


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Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance

AP
ABC News


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Gainesville, Florida


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ezs note:  Hello, alligator!  (Don't worry - I won't get too close!)  You can see for yourself by visiting Gainesville, Florida!  

Army vs. McCarthy hearings


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ezs note:  Waaaay back in 1953, there was a kerfuffle over the Army - McCarthy hearings.  Joseph McCarthy was, if you don't know him, an asinine fool. He was also a United States Senator. From the time that he made his first 'famous'  speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, he was also a bald-faced fraud.  He made a name for himself, but by the time the Army hearings were held, his goose was essentially cooked. See the whole film, especially the last five minutes. 

Now,  people are saying I'm a knee-jerk Democrat because of my endorsement of the ousting of Donald Trump.  Yes, I do vote the majority of Democrats - but certainly not 100 percent.

I do not kick his rear because he is Republican.

I do not kick his rear because he is Democratic.

I  kick his rear because he is a blithering, psychotic fool.

Just like Joe. 

21 July 2017

In historic 1st, transgender inmate wins transfer to women's prison (Canada)

Kathleen Harris
CBC


Mission, BC

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A Big Win for Transgender Kids in Minnesota

Press
HRC


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Transgender People Are Taking Legal Action Over North Carolina's New Bathroom Law

Dominic Holden
BuzzFeed


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ezs note: Please take note of the brief filed in Carcano (et. al) vs. Cooper.  It is fairly lengthy, but well worth the read.

Today, look for Wikipedia...


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ezs note:   Today, it's an important day.  Especially for Jamaica and  LGBT Jamaicans.  Dwayne Jones was murdered three years ago today.  While improvements have been made, 'police' officers still haven't done anything. 

Hey, what're ya gonna do, real police work, or sip on a rum and Coke?

20 July 2017

DONALD TRUMP IS ‘CORNERED’ AND COULD CURTAIL THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Nina Burleigh
Newsweek


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A Tour de France Champion Has Come Out As A Transgender Woman

Anthea Levi
Health


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Mich. Corrections Department to aid transgender inmates

Press
The Detroit News


Michigan prison

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Sailor pleads guilty to transgender woman's brutal murder

Press
WLOX


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Transgender wrestling champ has a message for Texas lawmakers mulling ‘bathroom bill’

Matthew Martinez
Star-Telegram


Mack Beggs (right front)

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Video - Brooke Gladstone and Margaret Sullivan - 'The Trouble With Reality'


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19 July 2017

Berkeley SHIP adds new healthcare benefits for transgender students

Christine Giuliano
The Daily Californian


University of California - Berkeley

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Teen voted UK’s first transgender prom queen

Rebecca Wilkin
New York Post


Cardigan, Wales, UK

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Transgender woman's photo with Texas governor goes viral

Jacqueline Thompson
The Hill


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18 July 2017

Top general blames unclear science for transgender troops delay

Leo Shane III
Military Times



Albert Cashier

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ezs note:  Yes.  Let's think over this matter. Carefully.  Oh, never mind that  Albert Cashier served
honorably in the Civil War.  Yes.  Let's think.  Yes.

17 July 2017

Who, me run??


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ezs note:  I was reading the Hartford Courant a little while ago, and I was a little sad.  It seems that in Connecticut, (as well as several other states) state and city hopefuls simply aren't willing to put their name out there. This is something that is happening among Democrats and Republicans.  

Every time a ballot line goes blank, we all suffer a bit.  And who do I expect to step up to the plate?  YOU, pal.  You can make the case for a more fair, more humane bit of America?  Is it gonna be easy?  Nope, not here, pal...

But YOU can make the difference. 

6 defenses of Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting — each more dubious than the last

Aaron Blake
The Washington Post


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Salvation Army rehab centre faces charges for rejecting vulnerable transgender people (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News


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Republican bill would re-write civil rights laws to stop protecting trans people (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News


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ezs note:  These folks are particularly vile.  When one of them gets an opponent, it might be wise to consider a donation. Granted, it's early, but the earlier the better.  If you live in one of these districts, please pay special attention.




Retrial starts in murder of Md. transgender woman

Neal Augenstein
WTOP


Zella Ziona

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Federal Judge Set to Hear Suit on Transgender School Policy

Press
US News and World Report


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16 July 2017

TRUMP NEEDS YOU TO KNOW HE HATES THE MEDIA AND LOVES GOLF IN BIZARRE MORNING TWITTER RANT

Harriet Sinclair
Newsweek


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Broad Theater screens underground transgender classic, Funeral Parade of Roses

Ken Korman
Gambit


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Transgender health care targeted in crusade to undo ACA

Shefali Luthra
CPTV


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ezs note:  Even though you might not have plans to get surgery right away, or you can get it done independently, think about your neighbor who isn't as fortunate.  Please call your Congressperson and urge her/him to fully fund the Affordable Care Act.  If you aren't sure who your Congressperson is, click www.house.gov.  Put your ZIP code in the upper right corner, and you should be directed to the correct Congressperson.

North Texas families with transgender kids support one another, wage 'war' against bathroom bills

Lauren McGaughy
Dallas News

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‘Queen Sugar’ Actor Brian Michael Smith Comes Out As Transgender

Tiq Milan
NBC News


Brian Michael Smith

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15 July 2017

If anything Donald Trump Jr. says is true, he and his father are terrible negotiators

Cathy Boggs
Los Angeles Times


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Close-Knit Breaks Ground as a Mainstream Japanese Film About a Trans Woman

Jessica Lachenal
The Mary Sue


Close-Knit movie (Japan)

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Justice for transgender athletes not on the radar, Olympian says (Canada)

Maria Jose Burgos
CBC News

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Steve King compares transgender troops with castrated slaves

Linh Ta
The Des Moines Register


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This Under-the-Radar Trump Administration Change Could Make Life Even Harder for Transgender Seniors

Annie Nova
Money


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Bandon, Oregon


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ezs note:  Well, ya like the beach?  Then I think you'll like Bandon, Oregon! 

14 July 2017

Happy Bastille Day!


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ezs note:  To find out more, just click Bastille Day!

Lewandowski wrongly says Trump in Florida day of Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer

John Kruzel
Politifact


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18-year-old man charged with intentionally running over transgender woman

Clarence Williams
Washington Post


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Congressman claims ‘radical Islamists’ plan on using transgender U.S. troops as a recruiting tool

Annabel Thompson
ThinkProgress


Loo-ie! Loo-ie! Loo-ie!

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ezs note:  Oh, Louie... don't ever change.  Someone needs to go about, making people realize what a blithering fool gets elected.  (Oh, wait... never mind... we have Donald Trump.) 

Assessing the Implications of Allowing Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

Agnes Gereben Schaefer et. al.
RAND Corporation


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ezs note:  This is good as far as it goes, but it's very thumbnail.  For a more extensive piece, go to 'Read Online' in the center.   

Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

Liam Stack
The New York Times


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