27 July 2014

LGBT youth group holding town hall meeting Aug. 7


to read more, go to:  http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/2014/07/lgbt-youth-group-holding-town-hall-meeting-aug-7/

26 July 2014

CBC Pride Week: we'll help you get in the spirit (Canada)


Tita Aida - A community icon

Celeste Chan

to read more, go to: http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2014/07/tita-aida-community-icon

A Mormon mom’s story of unconditional love for her transgender son

A decision on Louisiana’s same-sex marriage ban could come soon

Watch: Sun-kissed Oldham celebrates Pride in style (UK)

Emily Heward

to read more, go to:  http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/oldham-pride---watch-sun-kissed-7514025

Seinajoki, Finland

23 July 2014


Belinda Carroll

to read more, go to:  http://www.pqmonthly.com/belinda-carroll-obamas-big-gay-legacy/20225

Jewish groups praise Obama on LGBT worker rights expansion

Students praise Diversity Club (Canada)

John French

to read more, go to:  http://www.squamishchief.com/news/local-news/students-praise-diversity-club-1.1257516

Include 'third gender' children in schools, states advised (India)

Connecticut Child Advocate Criticizes DCF for Care of Transgender Teen


to read more, go to:  http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-child-advocate-criticizes-dcf-care-transgender-teen

ezs note:  Feelin' a little heat, Joette?  Here's a hint - it ain't the weather.

22 July 2014

Northside creative space for LGBTI youth (Australia)

UNDP Administrator sees stronger role for lawmakers in eradicating AIDS (Fiji)

Justice Department Investigation Uncovers Routine Conduct Which Suggests Newark Police Are Racist Thieves

Kevin Gosztola

to read more, go to:  http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/07/22/justice-department-investigation-uncovers-routine-conduct-which-suggests-newark-police-are-racist-thieves/

ezs note:  This is a lengthy article, but one well worth reading.  Newark residents, tell your police department to start acting professionally!!!

Growing up transgender: About this special report

GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index Reveals Hollywood Is Sucking with LGBT Representation

21 July 2014

African Anti-Gay Laws Challenge Health Care (Dubai)


to read more, go to: http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/223997625

Bryan Fischer: Obama is ordering Christians to ‘drop dead’ by outlawing discrimination (UK)

Nick Duffy

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/21/bryan-fischer-obama-is-ordering-christians-to-drop-dead-by-outlawing-discrimination/

ezs note:  Sorry I had two items simultaneously, but Bryan Fischer is such a foolish twit!

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

20 July 2014

UNAIDS chief calls for end to 'hypocrisy' in fighting HIV-AIDS (India)

Seth Menachem Of 'My Son Wears Dresses' Blog Post Responds To Critics On HLN Weekend Express (Canada)

Joanna Adams

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/07/20/my-son-wears-dresses-seth-menachem_n_5603993.html

A red light from the church (Canada)

Rachel Browne

to read more, go to:  http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/red-light-from-the-church/

First inclusion alliance school to open

WATCH: The Trans Reporter Changing Turkish Society

19 July 2014

Transgender woman from S.A. gets her dream wedding

'Drag is political by its very nature’ (Israel)

Inside One Hobby Lobby Employee's Inspiring Fight for Equality

Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games

President Obama To Sign Order Protecting Gay Employees

St. Louis, Missouri

Credit:  www.railfanmotels.com

18 July 2014

HRC Staff and Supporters Participate in Transgender Lobby Day

Jacob Tobia

to read more, go to: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-staff-and-supporters-participate-in-transgender-lobby-day

ezs note:  If you live in or near any of the 50 state capitals, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Marianas Islands, or Guam, don't be shy - lobby!  The only thing "professional" lobbyists get is the almighy dollar.  You can do it too!

U.S. appeals court rules Okla. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Nicholas Riccardi

to read more, go to:  http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/07/u-s-appeals-court-rules-okla-same-sex-marriage-ban-unconstitutional/

ezs note:  Oh, this is soooooooooooooo sweet!!!

Not just here in Prince George (Canada)

Karen Brunette

to read more, go to: http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/letters/not-just-here-in-prince-george-1.1211852

Stanton letter a warning that SB 1062 fight is not over

EJ Montini

to read more, go to:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/ejmontini/2014/07/17/hobby-lobby-sb-1062-center-for-arizona-policy-greg-stanton-cathi-herrod/12810101/

ezs note:  residents of Arizona - last year, you were justly proud that SB 1062 was defeated.  But the knuckledraggers are at it again.  Arizonans, fight back!!!

'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People

17 July 2014

Do Better By Jane Doe


to read more, go to:  http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-jane-doe-transgender-girl-badly-handled-by-s-20140717,0,1420012.story

ezs note:  Editorial number two, Governor.   Are you listening yet?

Civilities: Steven Petrow and GLAAD's Tiq Milan on Transgender Etiquette

Steven Petrow

to read more, go to:  http://live.washingtonpost.com/civilities-201400715.html

Gathering here launches push for LGBT rights

Former UNC Player's Sibling Found Murdered


to read more, go to:  http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2014/07/17/transgender-sibling-killed-baltimore-reggie-bullock-unc-former-player/12772323/

ezs note:  My condolences to Reggie Bullock and the entire family.  If you have any information regarding the murder of Mia Henderson, PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE!!!

16 July 2014

Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awarded to S. Chelvan


to read further, go to:  http://www.jdjournal.com/2014/07/16/s-chelvan-named-legal-aid-lawyer-of-the-year/?hvid=2KuKcE

ezs note:  Congratulations, Barrister Chelvan! 

Former St. Louis police officer admits harassing transgender man

Transgender Advocacy Group Returns to its Roots Following Wingspan Split

Vancouver Catholic schools introduce transgender policy after human rights complaint (Canada)


to read more, go to:  http://www.straight.com/news/687496/vancouver-catholic-schools-introduce-transgender-policy-after-human-rights-complaint

ezs note:  Congratulations, Tracey!

Police say 'Memphis' the pimp, wanted in Mississippi, busted in New Orleans

Ken Daley

to read more, go to:  http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/07/police_say_memphis_the_pimp_wa.html

ezs note:  to those transgenders who have been assaulted - take heart!  You probably think that his crime will be swept under the rug.  Well, Stephen 'Memphis' Carter is IN JAIL.  It happened because a brave transgender woman told her story.  Don't be afraid to tell yours.