31 August 2012

spanning the world... well, Charlotte, North Carolina, anyway

Now that we leave Tampa, Florida, we move on to Charlotte, North Carolina.  All you Democrats are probably breathing a sigh of relief.  We can, after all, know that are much more LGBT-friendly Democrats, all of those gathering in Charlotte.  We can relax, right?

WRONG.

Although there are more friendly Democrats, they are not universal.  Check your representative out.  If s/he is lackadaisical (or worse yet, opposed) let her/him you want strong batters, not pre-little-leaguers. WE WANT FULL RIGHTS FOR OURSELVES AND OUR LGBT FRIENDS.  Period.

note: the cities/towns listed here are previous ones.  To get your location go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code. If you are still unsure, call the nearest city/town hall and give your exact address
(for example, not just 'Fern Road' but rather '43 Fern Road') and s/he should be able to give your correct representative.

Fremont, California - Pete Stark(D) - CA13
Jersey City, New Jersey - Steve Rothman(D) NJ9
Fontana, California - Joe Baca(D) - CA43
Cranston, Rhode Island - Jim Langevin(D) - RI2
Pasadena, California - Adam Schiff(D) - CA29
San Francisco, California - Nancy Pelosi(D) - CA8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Chakah Fattah(D) - PA2
Houston, Texas - Al Green(D) - TX9
East Hampton, New York -  Tim Bishop(D) - NY1

The Secret's Out - India - Prajakta Hebbar - http://www.indianexpress.com

29 August 2012

What not to bother with... and what DEFINITELY to bother with...



Don't bother whether you are transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or a straight friend.

Don't bother whether you are African-American, white, Asian, or any other color.

Don't bother whether you are able or disabled.

Don't bother whether you are 18 or 108.

BUT...

DO bother with e-writing your representative.

DO bother with finding out your voting status.

DO bother with setting things right if there is any question regarding your voting rights.

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!!!


Psychiatric assn. supports transition health care - Kate Sosin - http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

*more here*

ezs note:  If a doctor or nurse give you a hard time, SPEAK UP!

Documentary About Transgender Musician Jennifer Leitham to Screen During Womenfest and Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Fest - Andrea Dulanto - http://www.southfloridagaynews.com-

Human Rights Commission Condemns Kidnapping and Murder of Transgender in Honduras - http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com

*more here*

ezs note:  Sadly, another transgender woman, named Barbarita, was murdered.  If you live in, or travel to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and you even think you might know something, do the right thing and notify the police immediately!

Don't let this vermin get away with it!!

28 August 2012

What Psychologists Need to Know to Help Transgender Clients - http://www.goodtherapy.org

Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care -Jacob McCleland -http://news.stlpublicradio.org

Dear Abby: Transgender woman faces choice - http://amarillo.com

Bug 'em... again!

This week, the Republican National Convention is being held.  Now, you may feel that contacting the RNC is akin to spitting in the wind... but it's not.  This week especially, keep the pressure on them to make Republican representatives keep their word about maintaining full status for LGBT persons.  Otherwise, they'll suffer a quick two-term.

Jersey City, New Jersey - Steven R.Rothman(D) - NJ9
Midlothian, Texas - Joe Barton(R) - TX6
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo(D) - CA14
Beverly Hills, California - Henry Waxman(D) - CA30
Midlothian, Virginia - Eric Cantor(R) - VA7
Morgan Hill, California - Jerry Mcnerny(D) - CA11
Monroe Township, New Jersey - Rush Holt (D) - NJ9

22 August 2012

Bug 'em!

Keep the pressure going on making LGBT people full-fledged citizens.  Look at what happened to Rep. Akin-- it was a huge concession by the GOP.  If they can concede there, we KNOW they can concede with us!

Mansfield, Massachusetts - Barney Frank(d) - MA4
(TWO BELOW)
Kansas City, Missouri- Emanuel Cleaver, II(D) - MO5
     "     "     - Sam Graves(R) - MO6

Albuquerque, New Mexico - Martin Heinrich(D) - NM1
Naperville, Illinois - Judy Biggert(R) - IL13
Mountain View, California -


Gender non-conforming person murdered in Cincinnati - (news release) - http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

*more here*

ezs note:  The name of the person who was murdered  was Kendall L. Hampton of Cincinnati.  If you live in or travel through the city, and have information that police need to make an arrest, please call them immediately!  

The following cities or towns have also experienced murders of transgender people in the past year:  Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; Riviera Beach, Florida; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois(2); Oakland, California and Baltimore, Maryland.

Please help putting these vermin in jail!!!

Mansfield, Massachusetts

Credit: thedavematthewsfan

Hello!

The last days of August are here! Here's what happened... Mansfield, Massachusetts... East Hampton, New York... Central District, Hong Kong, S.A.R... Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea... Gurgaon, Haryana, India... Huddersfield, Kirklees, England, UK... Kansas City, Missouri... Toda, Saitama, Japan... Tremonton, Utah.... Albuquerque, New Mexico... Naperville, Illinois... Mountain View, California... Tupelo, Mississippi... Houston, Texas... Perth, Western Australia, Australia... Walbridge, Ohio... Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria... Kingston Upon Thames, England, UK.... Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia... Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India... Tomball, Texas... Kiev, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Russia... Durham, North Carolina... Wakayama, Japan... Brooklyn, New York, New York... Royal Oak, Michigan.... Kathmandu, Nepal... Madras, Tamil Nadu, India... Palestine, Texas... Sunnyvale, California... Chicopee, Massachusetts... Bracknell, Bracknell Forest, England, UK... Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands... Ã„ngelholm, Skane Lan, Sweden... Colchester, Essex, England, UK...

20 August 2012

Johnson joins GOP chorus for Missouri Senate candidate to drop out after rape remark - Larry Bivins - http://www.thenorthwestern.com

*more here*

ezs note:  Granted, this is a little off-base, but please read Rep. Todd Akin's *whopper* of a flub he made yesterday.  Migawd... these guys are truly asinine!

19 August 2012

Pastor thinks fire tied to support of gays - AP - http://www.cantonrep.com

Trans women to benefit from Peruvian scholarship program - JEAN PAUL ZAPATA - http://www.gaystarnews.com

E-letters, e-letters, more e-letters!

Here's another of e-letter destinations, where, if you join me, you'll let congresspersons know that transgenders, gays, lesbians and bisexuals know that they are NOT second-class citizens... and if they think so, we'll kick 'em out office!  It's even easier now, since clicking on the representative's will get you there automatically!

Raleigh, North Carolina - Brad Miller(D) - NC14
Tomball, Texas - Michael McCaul(R) - TX10
Durham, North Carolina - David Price(R) - NC4
East Hampton, New York - Tim Bishop(R) - NY1
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo(D) - CA14
Tremonton, Utah  - Rob Bishop(R) - UT1

09 August 2012

Recent developments in legal protection against transgender employment discrimination (http://www.lexology.com)

voting while trans (http://www.votingwhiletrans.org)

*more here*

ezs note:  Even if you are only thinking about voting... and I do hope you are... please read the following two entries.  They will save you a lot of crap later on.

Voter Suppression and the Transgender Community (http://www.huffingtonpost.com)

'Mother to all' farewelled (New Zealand) (http://www.stuff.co.nz)

New Orleans, Louisiana

Credit: Debra Hurd

Hello!

I can't believe it... it's been two years now!  Here's what's happening... New Orleans, Louisiana... East Hampton, New York... Johnson City, New York... London, London, City of, England, UK...San Leandro, California...  Evanston, Illinois... San Antonio, Texas... Arlington, Virginia... Groningen, Netherlands... New Haven, Connecticut... Calgary, Alberta, Canada...  Skien, Telemark, Norway... Portland, Oregon...   Albertville, Alabama... Lakewood, New Jersey... Gotha, Thuringen, Germany...  Mountain View, California... Adelaide, South Australia, Australia... Kingsport, Tennessee... Victoria, British Columbia, Canada... Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania... Wheaton, Illinois... Tamuning, Guam... Louisville, Kentucky... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia... Muskogee, Oklahoma... Athens, Attiki, Greece... Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland... Solihull, England, UK...

I know how to celebrate... do it by giving!


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

Let Us Love Our LGBT Neighbors As Ourselves (http://www.chattanoogan.com)

06 August 2012

Who I'd pick in the races

1- Elizabeth Esty vs. Christopher Donovan(nom.) vs. Dan Roberti

2- Chris Murphy (nom.)vs. Susan Bysewicz

3- Chris Shays vs. Linda McMahon(nom.)

The first person I'd pick is the 5th Congressional seat.  If the race were between the first two, and neither had any troubles, I might have a different outlook.  But Chris Donovan has troubles - big troubles.  You might have read that the Hartford Courant cleared him of all charges.  But if you read the paper more closely, you find that the FBI isn't taking the paper's word on it.  Would I like Chris Donovan?  Sure.  But would I hire him as my Congressman?  Um... no.

The other person is Dan Roberti.  At first I had my hopes high.   But he has been nothing but a huge disappointment.  He has zero platform, every ad just a cheap slam of the other two.  Unless you really enjoy the term "airhead", please don't vote for him.

The last person is Elizabeth Esty. She's not full of dazzle.  She's  walked the streets.  She's talked to people.  And, as a result, she's built a thoughtful campaign.  My vote would be for her.

*          *           *

The next person I'd pick would the Democratic side for Senate.  My pick would be Chris Murphy.  It's funny... the guv spoke first, and yeah, it was a rousing speech for those assembled, but for me, eh, it was a speech.  But then state senator Beth Bye spoke.  For those unfamiliar with her, I really can't explain it to you.  I trust Beth Bye and her endorsement.  Enough said.



HHS: Affordable Care Act Will Protect Transgender People, Too (http://www.usnews.com)

*more here*

ezs note:  Transgender folks - If you have a medical concern, and you are being refused or belittled, your rights are being violated!!  Please read the article for more.

04 August 2012

Write more!I

It's time once again where I once again urge you to e-write your Congressperson, to give real equality to LGBT persons.  Please, it'll only take five minutes of your time.  And after that, I'd love an e-letter from you.  Together, we can win!

Muskogee, Oklahoma - Dan Boren (D) - 2nd OK
(two districts below)
Cleveland, Ohio - Dennis Kucinich (D) - 10th OH
     "     - Marcia Fudge(R) - 11th OH

East Hampton, New York - Jim Bishop (D) - 1st NY
Overland Park, Kansas - Kevin Yoder (R) - 3rd KS
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo(D) - 14th CA
Monroeville, Pennsylvania - Tim Murphy(R) - 18th PA


Mississippi Transgender Filmmaker, Diana Salameh Completes Filming Movie in Hometown (http://www.pr.com)

03 August 2012

Hello!

Finally! The real dog days are here!  Arf, arf!  Here's what's happening... Warrenton, Virginia...    Fort Plain, New York... West Hartford, Connecticut... Mountain View, California...  Johnstown, Pennsylvania... Stewartstown, Pennsylvania...   Rome, Lazio, Italy...  East Hampton, New York...  Bloomington, Illinois... Swansea, Wales, UK.. George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia... Tomball, Texas... Waco, Texas... Maple Plain, Minnesota... Versailles, Missouri... Tamuning, Guam... Livingston, New Jersey... Clearlake, California... Macomb, Michigan... Wesley Chapel, Florida...  Sunnyvale, California...  Concord, North Carolina...  London, London, City of, UK... Cleveland, Ohio... Delhi, India...


Make your doggie wag their tail!  She/he cares about them too!


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

Life and death: A transgender picture (http://www.deccanherald.com)

Crazy Trannies Invade Ladies Room! MTPC Dispels Common Myths (http://www.edgeboston.com)

Wellesley youth group wins grant (http://www.metrowestdailynews.com)

What MPD’s Condom Practice Means for the Transgender Community (http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com)

Hundreds march in Nepal in support of gay rights (http://www.ajc.com)