28 May 2016

An Arab-Israeli Catholic Ballerina Just Won Israel's First Transgender Beauty Pageant

Mathew Rodriguez
Mic


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Police arrest alleged murderer of transgender activist (Pakistan)

Staff
Daily Times


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A look at 'Ma Vie en Rose'


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With all this bathroom hoohah going about, I remembered in particular a Belgian film, 'Ma vie en rose'.  (one of the best, IMHO) It involves the troubles that a transgender girl is having.  There is one scene when Ludovic (Georges du Fresne) takes Jerome (Julien Riviere) to the bathroom to prove that she is, indeed, a girl.  It only lasts a second or two, but a girl passes by them in the bathroom.  Um, a unisex bathroom.

The movie is almost twenty years old.

When, oh when, will the United States learn?  Just askin'...

UNC system takes a stance on controversial bathroom law

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CBS


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ezs note:  Good for you, UNC!

Burlington, Massachusetts


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27 May 2016

Beshear: Bevin playing games on transgender issue

Tom Loftus
courier-journal


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ezs note:  Oh, I'm sure that transgender people can rest assured that southern governors would only have their best interests at heart. Just like a generation ago, African-Americans could rest assured that southern governors would only have their best interests at heart...

(cough...cough...)

26 May 2016

Lawmaker introduced first bathroom bill in 2013

Howard Fischer
Arizona Daily Sun


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Trump Gets Laughed At For Vague Answers to Jimmy Kimmel About Transgender Rights: WATCH

Andy Towle
Towlehead


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ezs note:  How true... (shudder)

Israeli transgender women ready for contest finals (Israel)

Oded Balilty
The Times of Israel


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'You are an ignorant bigot': California Democrat clashes with San Diego law professor on transgender issues

Sarah D.Wire
Los Angeles Times


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Mississippi governor to join suit against Obama transgender policy

Staff
Reuters


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24 May 2016

Ku Klux Klan distributes anti-transgender fliers in at least 1 Alabama neighborhood

Erin Edgemon / eedgemon@al.com
al.com


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ezs note:  So remember, folks, which side the Ku Klux Klan is on - uh, yeah, those fine folks...

Poll: Voters Back Transgender Bathroom Choice, Oppose Laws About It

Carrie Dann
NBC


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Yay Jaclyn Smith!

I was on a computer when I saw Jaclyn Smith, spoofing a nut who was making  a TOTAL arse out himself by praising the "virtues" of Donald Trump for president.  Enjoy it yourself, or pass it along to a Trump-lover.  He/she will be ashamed, I'm sure.  (I hope....) Anyhow, enjoy!


23 May 2016

'The show is important right now': Whoopi Goldberg to produce reality series based on transgender modelling agency (UK)

Justin Enriquez
Daily Mail


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Obama Appoints Transgender Activist to Faith-Based Advisory Council

Samuel Smith
Christian Post


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Immigration officials to start sending transgender women to the middle of Texas

Jorge Rivas
Fusion

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ezs note:  Yes, I do understand what would happen in a perfectly ideal situation.  But I also understand this reality:  It. ain't. gonna. happen.   Conversely, this President has made some good, realistic goals.  Thank you, President Obama!

21 May 2016

Letter: Offer dignity for transgender people

Kelly Nolen
The Columbian

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Oklahoma lawmakers want Obama impeached over transgender guidance

Josh Kenworthy
The Christian Science Monitor


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Saratov, Russia


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20 May 2016

trans:formation: The Biological Roots of Being Transgender

William Gallo and Tina Trinh
VOA


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Separate Bathrooms by Religion? Oklahoma Opens New Front in Transgender Debate

Christine Hauser
The New York Times


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19 May 2016

Mayor Barry appoints state's first transgender city board member

Joey Garrison
The Tennessean

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Mercedes Successful Becomes 11th Trans Person Killed in 2016

Sunnivie Brydum
Advocate


Mercedes Successful  

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ezs note:  If you have any information regarding this murder, please call the Haines City police department at 863-421-3636 or at Crimestoppers at 800-226-TIPS.  Rest in peace, Mercedes...  

Flatwoods city council to vote on transgender bathroom ordinance

Brad Myers
WSAZ




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18 May 2016

Speaker predicts 'mass exodus' if Springfield schools embrace transgender bathroom rules

Claudette Riley
News-Leader


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ezs note:  Oh, please leave.... we want our IQ to go up by 50 points...

Editorial: New law protecting transgender people is a step forward

Editorial Board
Montreal Gazette


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Gov. Sam Brownback rejects federal guidance on transgender students

Tim Carpenter
cjonline.com


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ezs note:  Once again, read the freakin' document...

Transgender Woman Loses Support from Her Family After Coming Out and Dropping 120 Lbs.

Julie Mazziotta
People


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Large-scale HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa

Press
National Institutes of Health

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ezs note:  We have to be careful - after all, it won't be until 2020 that we receive the results - but it could be that this vaccine is promising.  In the meantime, please use medicines that are useful NOW.

17 May 2016

Read the freakin' document!!


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An awful lot of press has gone forth - governors mostly - spewing forth what 'terrible'' things portend their innocent students - but have you actually read the document?  You can do so here.

Georgia Governor Blasts Transgender Student Order

Kathleen Foody
ABC News


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Canada Moves to Ban Discrimination Against Transgender People

Ian Austen
The New York Times


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ezs note:  Congratulations, Canada!  Now , if only we were able to get your neighbor to the south to behave likewise... AHEM...

15 May 2016

Jewish Groups Cheer Obama’s Transgender Protections

Ron Kampeas
Forward


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A Republican Congresswoman Has Personal Stake in Transgender Debate

Lizette Alvarez
The New York Times


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ezs note:  It goes to show you that what is needed in Congress is not a label, such as Democrat, Republican, Green, Independent, what have you - what is needed are thoughtful, compassionate, intelligent people.  Thanks, Ms Ros-Lehtinen!

14 May 2016

Denmark to become first country not to define being transgender as a mental illness

Simon Robb
Metro.co.uk


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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Can’t Explain What Transgender Means, Has a Total Meltdown: WATCH

Sean Mandell
Towleroad


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Transgender mafia boss found dead in 'execution-style' killing (UK)

Harriet Sinclair
Independent


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13 May 2016

Donald Trump Says Transgender Bathroom Issue Should Be Left to the States. Will That Be Enough for Social Conservatives?

Eric Levitz
Daily Intelligencer


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Little Rock Nine’ Student: Transgender Bathroom Debate Is Part of Civil Rights Fight

Katie Reilly
Time


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Arkansas governor recommends schools 'disregard' Obama's transgender directive

Sarah Chaffin
KATV


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U.S. Directive on Transgender Access Intensifies Debate

Richard Perez-Pena and Jack Healy
The New York Times


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