31 May 2011

How to deal with bullies... at any age

  There has been a lot of talk lately on how to deal with bullies.  In  particular, the bullies who have been dealt with have been ages five to eighteen.  Needless to say, I am very glad such a bold move has been taken by the President, cabinet officers, people below them, and ordinary people across America.

I just wish the same people gained the same attention once the clock turned nineteen.

I  also wish the same attention was paid to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and (with particular attention from this blog) transgenders.

I also wish couples - all couples - could live their lives  in the workplace first and retirement second.

I also wish disabled Americans - all disabled Americans - could go to the bathroom in peace.

Recently there was an article about how some older Americans were bullying their peers.  I will put this as plainly as possible - this is not right, fair, or legal!!  Not to gays.  Not to lesbians.  Not to bisexuals.  Not to transgender people.  And not to straight people who live their lives peaceably with others.

So there.

28 May 2011

An RX for better treatment of LGBT patients (Huffington Post)

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OPM: treat transgender employees with respect (Federal Times)

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Texas judge decides transgender marriage was illegal (care2)

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Hello!

Well, my 'puter was a little batty yesterday - but it's better now! Here's the results... Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Fontana, California... Salem, Oregon...  Holtsville, New York... North Hollywood, California... Groet, Noord-Holland, Netherlands... Doylestown, Pennsylvania... Boston, Massachusetts... London, England, UK... Oakland, California... Charlotte, North Carolina... Terre Haute, Indiana... USAF Academy, Colorado... Mountlake Terrace, Washington... Valladolid, Castilla y Leon, Spain... Washington, DC... Kingston Upon Thames, England, UK... Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, India... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... Portland, Oregon... Bronx, New York... Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina... Harwich, Massachusetts... Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.... Gateshead, England, UK... Tulsa, Oklahoma... Centreville, Virginia... Milan, Lombardia, Italy... Cedar Falls, Iowa... Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK... Chicago, Illinois... Durant, Iowa... Lincolnton, North Carolina... Dallas, Oregon... it's been a few months now, but our friends in Japan could use our help. Here's where you could send your money:

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org

20 May 2011

Homophobic, transphobic bullying rampant in schools (Vancouver Sun [Canada])


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Hello!

Finally, a bit of sun!  Here's who came by... Sodertalje, Stockholms Lan, Sweden... Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada... Woodland Hills, California... San Francisco, California... Kingston-upon-Thames, England, UK... Dallas, Texas... Minneapolis, Minnesota... Coffeyville, Kansas... Buc, Ile-de-France, France... Oakville, Ontario, Canada... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma... Provin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France... Montpelier, Vermont... Hospitalet De Llobregat, Cataluna, Spain...  London, England, UK... Burlington,Ontario, Canada... Flensburg, Schleiswig-Holstein, Germany... Reading, England, UK... Central Point, Oregon... Recklinghausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany... Chicago, Illinois... Warrington, England, UK... Hamburg, Germany... Elmhurst, New York... Key West, Florida... Vancouver, Washington... Glouster, Massachusetts... Boston, Massachusetts... Dublin, Ireland... Woburn, Massachusetts... Cork, Ireland... Effingham, Illinois... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia... Nicosia, Cyprus... Saint Cloud, Minnesota... Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK... Dallas, Oregon... and Providence, Utah... please, help our friends in Japan:

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org

Lawmakers pass bill outlawing transgender discrimination (NBC)

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people.com comes out as transgender in Marie Clarie (justout)

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FOX news "medical" team calls transgender Chaz Bono psychotic, delusional (unicornbooty)

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19 May 2011

Transgender comics artist and fantasy illustrator Jeffery Catherine Jones dies at 67 (Miami Herald)

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Sexual minority: the invisible diabetes disparity (Diabetes Health)

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ezs note:  I know it's tough, but you can  live a healthier, longer lifestyle.  Quit smoking, eat less (or no) processed foods in place of fresh fruits and vegetables, and, if depressed, see a competent psychologist/psychiatrist.  You can live a happier life!

13 May 2011

Seattle mayor: City should cover surgeries for trans employees (justout)

(Erin Rook)
The Seattle LGBT Commission thinks...
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Hello!

Please help - save a troubled tree!  It will make YOU feel better!  Here's the list:  Centerville, Massachusetts... London, Ontario, Canada... Lakeland, Florida... Coffeyville, Kansas... Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada... Jiddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia... Reading, Massachusetts... Colorado Springs, Colorado... Brighton, Massachusetts... Chapel Hill, North Carolina... Wellington, New Zealand... Oakville, Ontario, Canada... Sacramento, California... Harriman, Tennessee... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia... Glen Ellyn, Illinois... Marl, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany... Happy Valley, Oregon... San Fransisco, California...  Washington, DC... Barcelona, Cataluna, Spain... Dallas, Texas... Bethel Park, Pennsylvania... Dublin, California... Louisville, Kentucky... Woodstock, Illinois... Clifton Park, New York... Minneapolis, Minnesota... Baton Rouge, Louisiana... Corona, New York... Woburn, Massachusetts... San Antonio, Texas... Cork, Ireland... Ypsilanti, Michigan... Los Angeles, California... Thiruvananthpuram, Kerala, India... Hoffman Estates, Illinois... Orlando, Florida... remember our good friends in Japan. Here's the list of funds:

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorwithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org

Thank you!

06 May 2011

Hello!

Happy May Day!  Here's the list... Coffeyville, Kansas...  Harwich, Massachusetts... Mosjoen, Nordland, Sweden... El Paso, Texas... Corona, New York... Vicenza, Veneto, Italy... Burlington, Ontario, Canada...  Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany... Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands... Petah Tiqvah, HaMerkaz, Israel... Penang, Pulau Penang, Malaysia.... Arlington, Virginia... Swarthmore, Pennsylvania... Sacramento, California... Mesa, Arizona... Santa Barbara, California... Boston, Massachusetts... Ashburn, Virginia... Woodland Hills, California... Idar-oberstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany... Hialeah, Florida... Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK... Willingboro, New Jersey... London, Ontario, Canada... Copenhagen, Denmark... Swidnik, Lubelskie, Poland... Chicago, Illinois... Medford, New Jersey... Dremt, Gelderland, Netherlands... New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada... Birmingham, England, UK... Doncaster, England, UK... Lotus, California... Columbia, South Carolina... Ringwood, New Jersey... Terre Haute, Indiana... Wilmette, Illinois... give our friends in Japan a helping hand; these are some decent funds you can give to:

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

International Red Cross / Red Crescent
www.ifrc.org

Doctors Without Borders
www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Rainbow Fund
www.rainbowfund.org


02 May 2011

My screed...

This topic goes astray a little, but I feel it is one which is of vital importance.  My friend (and she does remain my friend, despite her maddening views)  is one who is against improved busway service. She says it will increase taxation, even though it was proposed two administrations ago.  Never mind.  She's 'agin it.

But let's consider the tax rate the governor is proposing.  He is not proposing a 10 percent sales tax rate.  Nor a 9 percent rate. Nor even an 8 percent rate. He is proposing going from a 7  to a 7.25 taxation rate... heavens to Betsy, what an extortionist...

 I have some news for you... disturbing, but true.  The fantasyland "perfect" taxation rate never existed in the past, does not exist in the present, nor will it exist in the future.  IT DOESN'T EXIST.


What we do try to do, however, in our imperfect microcosm of  a world, is to  make life a tad better for those who are less fortunate. Like those who are blind.  Like those who have had a stroke.  Like those who are less fortunate and looking for a job.  Those who have a job, but who can't afford a car. And, increasingly so, those who can afford a car today but who can't afford one tomorrow.

In other words, you.




Continuum launches a conversation on gender identity (acorn-online)

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Bootleg Theatre presents 'The Interlopers', opens June 17 (BroadwayWorld)

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