27 July 2016

Transgender beauty queen’s burnt body found in suspected hate crime murder (UK)

Nick Duffy
Pink News


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Transgender woman livestreams supervisor's sex harassment

Lynn Kawano
KFVS


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Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Disorder

Matt Miller
Slate


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25 July 2016

Sheriff: Navy seaman accused of robbing, stabbing transgender woman

Justin Mitchell and Margaret Baker
SunHerald


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ezs note:  This just happened a few minutes later in the case of Dee Whigham.  Good work, Jackson County sheriffs!  By the way,  the case is ongoing, so keep a sharp eye out for the person of interest.  Once again, let the police handle it.

Family confirms St. Martin homicide victim was a transgender woman

Staff
WLOX


Dee Whigham

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ezs note:  If you see the person pictured in the photo, DO NOT approach him - let the police do their job.  They can be reached at 228-209-8124 or 228-769-3063.  Thanks.

Rest in peace, Dee.

Wall of Love to block Westboro’s hate at Philly anti-trans protest

Erin Rook
LGBTQ Nation


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Transgender woman tapped as Democratic convention’s official timekeeper

Joey Garrison
Knoxville News Sentinel


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23 July 2016

Wentworth star learns about transgender (New Zealand)

Shaun Bamber
stuff.co.nz


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Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

Staff
NPR


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Chenoa, Illinois


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21 July 2016

His royal pomposity, Donald Trump


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Well, now it's official.  Donald Trump has bumbled his way into Cleveland and taken home the, uh, "prize".  And, oh, the show he gave.  He introduced his wife Melania, and she promptly fumbled her speech by cribbing portions of Michelle Obama's speech!  (In her defense, she was simply reading what the speechwriter put down... but still, what was he thinking by hiring such dumbasses?  

Now, think back to when John McCain was running against Barack Obama.  Sure, he made some fumbles, but I want to point out one really good thing that McCain did.  Did he really want to win?  You're damn right he did.  He wanted it so bad, he could taste it.  But McCain had another trait.  It's called honor.  And so when some nitwit spouted some of her half-baked "ideas" regarding Obama, McCain called her on it.  We are two honorable men in the Senate, he said, and you should listen to what each of have to say before deciding.

Damn.  How about that.

But here comes Trump to save the day!  When some noodlebrains (mostly the Tea Party) stated that Barack Obama had "faked" his birth certificate, who do you think led the charge?  I'll give you one guess.

Some folks may grumble that the only reason that I despise Trump is that he is a Republican.  Absolutely untrue.  I respect Romney.  I respect McCain.  Hell, I even have a little bit for Dubya.  (At the end of his second term, he ordered waters in the Pacific Ocean a protected class.  Good move, George.)

And so, I break with tradition and urge you to send Trump packing.

So long, Donald.  See you in Hades.

19 July 2016

RNC Day One: Transphobic Rhetoric in Prime Time

Brandon Lorenz
HRC



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Beyond Bathrooms — Meeting The Health Needs Of Transgender People

Mark A. Schuster, Sari A. Reisner, and Sarah E. Onorato
The Huffington Post


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Mormon Couple's Marriage Stronger than Ever After Transgender Transition: 'Love Is Bigger than Gender'

Cathy Free
People


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El Pollo Loco franchisee takes on transgender mission

Lisa Jennings
Nation's Restaurant News


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ezs note:  If you live in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, or Utah, and have a knack for food, maybe El Pollo Loco is for you.  I can't make any guarantees, but, hey, why not give it a try?

15 July 2016

Transgender surgery in Thousand Oaks aimed at confirming identity

Tom Kisken
Ventura County Star


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Fort Peck Tribe rescinds transgender bathroom policy amid criticism

Aja Goare
KTVQ.com


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14 July 2016

Eldridge praises signing of transgender bill

Molly Loughman
Wicked Local Maynard


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Emmy Nominations for LGBTQ Shows, Many Transgender-Centric Standouts

Hayley Miller
HRC


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Transgender Woman Killed In 4th Of July Shooting

Rachel Sadon
dcist


Deeniquia Dodds

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ezs note:  If you have any information regarding Deeniquia's murder, please contact the DC police at 202-727-9099 or fax at 202-727-4106.  Thanks.

Rest in peace, Deeniquia.

Transgender Woman Is Charged With Voyeurism at Target in Idaho

Niraj Chokshi
The New York Times


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10 July 2016

American Repertory Theater seeks transgender actors

Press
Wicked Local Cambridge


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Transgender stories: 'People think we wake up and decide to be trans' (UK)

Kate Lyons
The Guardian


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09 July 2016

Pulse profile: ESPN repeats Paula Blanco story (Orlando shooting)

Hal Boedeker
Orlando Sentinel


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ezs note:  For those of you who watch TV(!) please watch ESPN's news broadcast show, E:60.  It's the very best show, bar none.

Forest City, North Carolina


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PLEASE let us learn to love one another!


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Y'know, I don't have my fingers on current statistics, but damn, it sure feels like one of the worst holes we've ever been in.  First came the horrific Pulse shooting in Orlando, Florida - 102 killed or wounded in one night!  Then came the rapid police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile , then the killing of five Dallas officers - Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa. 

This is far too much!!!

As I've said before, these might not be the best statistics, but if you think about it - even casually - you know that viscerally these deaths and woundings are very, very real.

This is for police officers and for those who are anguished by seemingly crass police pullovers.  

Remember, remember, remember that these are human beings!  They are not 'monsters'!  

If you feel that life is too much for you, please see a counselor or psychologist.  

Above all - and this goes for everyone - let us love one another.

04 July 2016

To all my friends in the US, happy 4th of July!


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03 July 2016

Transgender British athletes set to make history at Rio Olympics (UK)

Jeremy Armstrong
Daily Record


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Kochi police brutally attacks transgender people (India)

Press
The Indian Express


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'Trying to deal with the pain': Orlando survivors face long road to recovery (Orlando shooting) (UK)

Richard Luscombe and Jessica Glenza
The Guardian


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ezs note:  Please, give what you can to GoFundMe.  Thanks.

Elie Wiesel 1926-2016


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ezs note:  We remember also...

02 July 2016

‘Being denied what is integral to you’: The struggle for transgender rights (India)

Namita Kohli
Hindustan Times


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City releases mayor's texts from Pulse shooting (Pulse shooting)

Matt Grant
Orlando Sentinel


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Rome, Italy


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29 June 2016

Two transgender candidates — both named Misty — just made history by winning primaries

Amber Phillips
The Washington Post


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ezs note:  Utah residents - to get information on Misty K. Snow, or to donate money to her campaign, please press www.mistyksnow.com. I read her campaign blog, and was quite impressed.  If you live anywhere else, but have friends who live in Utah, please pass this information along.  Thanks!

22 June 2016

House Democrats Stage Sit-In Protest To Urge Gun Bill Vote (Orlando shooting)

Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews
The Wall Street Journal

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ezs note:  Finally - Democrats (and a few brave Republicans) are showing some balls by staging a sit-in!  My own Representative, John Larsen, is out there! You go!