27 October 2012

D.C. cop convicted of assault with dangerous weapon in trans shooting case - Lou Chibbaro Jr. - http://www.washingtonblade.com

Somerville, Massachusetts

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Hello!

Voting Day is just a little more than a week away!  If your state permits early voting, go NOW!  Here's what's happening... Somerville, Massachusetts... Saint-cloud, Ile-de-France, France... San Francisco, California...  San Diego, California...  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada... Villas, New Jersey... Chaguanas, Caron, Trinidad and Tobago... Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK... Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India... Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany... Cornwall, Ontario, Canada... Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK... Kiev, Kyyiv, Ukraine... Mountain View, California... Chesterfield, Derbyshire England, UK... Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany... Durham, England, UK... Tulsa, Oklahoma... Norfolk, Virginia... Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany... Munich, Bayern, Germany... Billericay, Essex... Neumarkt, Bayern, Germany... Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina... Osceola, Arkansas... Melbourne, Victoria, Australia... Zephyrhills, Florida...  Wolfenbüttel, Niedersachsen, Germany... Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines... Kensington, Maryland... Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK...  Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia...  Ormond Beach, Florida... Königsbach-stein, Baden-Württemberg, Germany... Berlin, Germany... Newark, Delaware... Ennepetal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany...

24 October 2012

easiest e-mail... EVER!

Okay, okay... so five minutes is too much. Here's a handy-dandy e-letter you can paste onto your representative's blog, and send it off!

*****

Dear (representative's name)

I am writing to you because I am concerned about the future of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) rights.

The vast majority of these people are hard working, peace-loving persons.  This is why I find it so hard to believe that a majority of our representatives would not allow same-sex people to marry.  They would not allow visits of people who love each other if the family objects.  They even would not allow visits to a gravesite to say a final farewell.

I am strongly in favor of a nationwide guarantee of rights for all Americans.  These are egregious wrongs, and they MUST be righted.

Sincerely,

(your name)

*****

Simple, isn't it?

Norfolk, Virginia - Scott Rigell(? - VA2
Tulsa, Oklahoma - John Sullivan(R) - OK1
Osceola, Arkansas - Rick Crawford (R) AR1
Zephyrhills, Florida - Richard Nugent (R) - FL5
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) CA14
Kensington, Maryland- Chris Van Hollen (D) - MD5
Ormond Beach, Florida - John Mica (R) - FL7
Newark, Delaware - John Carney (D) - DE-AL
Reading, Massachusetts - John Tierney (D)- MA6
Post Falls, Idaho - Raul Labrador (R)

22 October 2012

2012 Angels of Change Runway Show Benefits Transgender Youth - Aaron Drake - http://www.frontiersla.com

African-Americans, Minorities More Likely To Identify As LGBTQ - John Hollis - http://atlantablackstar.com

Why you should vote - even if it's a gimme

Let's say you live in New York or California.  Or on the other side, you live in Texas or Arkansas.  There are other states that will contest this race hotly - but not yours. Why can't I just skip this race, you ask.  The answer is the underticket. They answer your questions and gripes much more personally.  With a bit of effort, you can meet this woman or man face-to-face. Whether you want the candidate or his/her opponent, you have a heck of a better chance winning locally than nationwide.

Guarantees I don't offer.  But a better chance I do offer. And you'll feel  better making a difference.

20 October 2012

Equality Illinois: 'The bullies won in East Aurora' - http://www.lgbtqnation.com

'The Cross in the Closet' reinforces transphobia while dealing with homophobia - Kathy Baldock - http://www.lgbtqnation.com

Transgender author to speak at PFLAG event - K. C. Myers - http://www.capecodonline.com

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Hello!

If you've fallen asleep, wake up!  It's almost Election Day time! Here's what's happening...  Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia... Buffalo, New York... Raleigh, North Carolina... Mountain View, California... Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium... Lansing, Michigan... West Hartford, Connecticut... Moscow, Moscow City, Russia... Austin, Texas... Birmingham, Alabama... Orlando, Florida... Dublin, Ireland... Westerville, Ohio... Toms River, New Jersey... San Diego, California... Rochester, Minnesota... Randolph, New Jersey... Denver, Colorado... San Francisco, California... San Luis Obispo, California...  Chicago, Illinois... Peoria, Illinois... Taipei, T'ai-pei, Taiwan... Cleveland, Ohio...  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania... Portsmouth, Ohio... Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada... Gresham, Oregon... 

16 October 2012

Yes you can!

You can make a difference!  Let your representative know that she/he must make a difference by advocating LGBT rights for all Americans.  C'mon -- it only takes five minutes!

Madison, Wisconsin - Tammy Baldwin (D) - WI2
Mountain View, California - Anna Eshoo (D) - CA14
Houston, Texas - John Culberson (R) - TX7
Jersey City, New Jersey - Albio Sires (D) - NJ13
Carroll, Iowa - Steve King (R) - IA5
Trussville, Alabama - Spencer Bachus (R) - AL6
Seattle, Washington - Jim McDermott (D) - WA7
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Martin Heinrich (D) - NM1
Hollywood, Florida - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D) - FL20
Charlotte, North Carolina - Mel Watt (D) - NC12

These are samples of visitors in no particular order.  To find your location, enter your ZIP code in www.house.gov .   In urban areas,, you may need to be more specific.

14 October 2012

It's a TREMENDOUS occasion!!!

Credit:  thegaystation.com

Wow- I really, really didn't think this would happen.  But it just did.  This is the 2,012th blog - the same number as the year!!!  Thank you, all of you, but especially those who read regularly.  You warm my heart, and keep me going.  

Now what's the Jewish New Year again...

Gays, transgenders seek acceptance at Yuba-Sutter anti-bullying forum - Rob Parsons - http://www.appeal-democrat.com

Transgender issues: Protesters decry Rob Anders's petition - Jillian Page - http://blogs.montrealgazette.com

Transgendered bellbird found in New Zealand - Duncan Geere - http://www.wired.co.uk

Gay Travel: Provincetown Fantasia Fair - http://www.gayapolis.com

13 October 2012

Lexington, Kentucky

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Hello!

The chilly weather has returned... here's what's happening... Lexington, Kentucky...  Simpsonville, South Carolina... Milford, Connecticut... Bronx, New York... Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India... Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada... Godalming, Surrey, England, UK... Troy, Michigan...  Towson, Maryland... Delhi, India... Vienna,  Wien, Austria... Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia... Wallingford, Connecticut... Orillia, Ontario, Canada...  Omaha, Nebraska... Fremont, California...  Naples, Campania, Italy...  Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg...    Milton, Massachusetts... Cranford, New Jersey... Farmington, Minnesota... Farmington, Minnesota... Concord, North Carolina... Midland, Texas...  Newton, Massachusetts...  Harrison, Arkansas...  Sanger, California... Tamuning, Guam... Menifee, California... Pskov, Russia... Skipton, York, England, UK...

10 October 2012

The Black Church is accepting LGBT people as congregations, pastors talk - Cedric Harmon - http://www.washingtonpost.com

MPs Call for Guarantee of Rights of Transgender - http://www.icelandreview.com (Iceland)

Transformations: Transgender Man Works to Change Media, Perceptions - ANDREA POTEET - http://www.pridesource.com

Transgender Voters Could Be Disenfranchised By Voter ID Laws, Advocates Warn - Lila Shapiro - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

*more here*

ezs note:  This is important.  Be sure you are informed before going to vote - it will save you a lot of crap.

09 October 2012

Lafayette College hosts nationally recognized speaker to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month - http://www.mcall.com

Chevrolet Volt Ad Wins Amplifier Award from GLAAD - Manoli Katakis - http://gmauthority.com

TONI Project: Providing Important Resources and Data for Trans College Students - Dan Rafter - http://www.hrc.org

Pennsylvanians - tell/email your friends, relatives, and colleagues that they CAN vote!

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The governor's idiotic attempt to limit the number of voters has been OVERTURNED. This means that if they registered, they CAN vote.  Be  sure to tell those listed above that you tell/email all those listed of their rights!

Ohioans - the time for registration is NOW!!!

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I'll say it once again - the deadline for registration for voting is TODAY.  If you are not registered, get to your town or city hall immediately!!  Don't wait a second!

08 October 2012

Transgender journey: recovering from surgery - Juliet Jacques - http://www.guardian.co.uk

Report: ‘highest levels’ of discrimination against transgender Native Americans - WiG - http://www.wisconsingazette.com

*more here*

ezs note:  If you are a person who employs people, please consider transgender Native Americans by placing ads in tribal newspapers or blogs.  Thanks!

TranSquat iPhone app finds safe restrooms for transgender folks - Carmel Lobello - http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/

Lady Gaga Wins Peace Award from John Lennon and Yoko Ono - http://www.nationalledger.com

07 October 2012

Rob Anders' Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Petition Praised On Sun News (VIDEO) - http://www.huffingtonpost.ca

South Africa’s townships still not safe for gay, lesbian and transgender people - http://www.bikyamasr.com (South Africa)

*more here*
ezs note:  If you live in South Africa, or travel there for business or pleasure, and you witnessed anything regarding Noxolo's murder, please come forward now!  Also, tell the police from South Africa  that you are not pleased with their lackadaisical attitude toward LGBT folks.  If they are stubborn, try INTERPOL as an alternative.


INTERPOL
General Secretariat
200, quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon
France
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 44 71 6

Quincy couple talk about transgender son’s sad journey - BELLA ENGLISH - http://www.boston.com

06 October 2012

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: Ruling on ‘homosexual sodomy’ is easy - http://www.lgbtqnation.com

Credit: Matt Wuerker

Transgender students get protection in Toronto schools while MP introduces anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ - Brody Levesque - http://www.lgbtqnation.com

‘Cirque de Tranny Strip’ Celebrates One Year of Fabness: Gallery - Dey Armbrister - http://www.newnownext.com

'True blood' of US TV: Gay heroes hit highest-ever level - http://rt.com

Reading, Pennsylvania

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Hello!

It's a beautiful, late summerish day out!  (get it while it lasts...) Here's what's happening...  Reading, Pennsylvania... San Diego, California... Atlanta, Georgia... London, England, UK... Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa... Honolulu, Hawaii...  Oceanside, California... Los Angeles, California... Santa Fe, New Mexico... Mississauga, Ontario, Canada... Boerne, Texas... San Antonio, Texas... Providence, Utah... Rotherham, England, UK... Boston, Massachusetts... Asheville, North Carolina... Springfield, Missouri... New York City, New York... East Hampton, New York... Cherkasy, Cherkas'ka Oblast, Ukraine... Seattle, Washington... Greenville, Ohio... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...  Albany, New York... Derby, Connecticut... Saint Albans, Vermont... Menifee, California... Tendo, Yamagata, Japan... Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen... Marignier, France... Fayetteville, Arkansas... Roslindale, Massachusetts... Tamuning, Guam... Downers Grove, Illinois...  

05 October 2012

(Not) Another Day at the Ballpark for a Transgender Fan - Diana O’Brien - http://www.southfloridagaynews.com

Nail Polish Wars: The Truth About Transgender Service - Brian Stone - http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Transgender issues: Bill c-279 is not designed for me - Jillian Page - http://blogs.montrealgazette.com

Lada Gaga wins LennonOno Grant For Peace for work toward gay, lesbian, transgender equality - http://www.oregonlive.com

*more here*                  

Gay characters at record high on U.S. television - Jill Serjeant - http://www.reuters.com/

03 October 2012

Your e-letter counts!

Below, in the article in The American Prospect, Jack Jenkins masterfully shows how American values have changed regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered issues.  You may think that these are a lost cause - but you're wrong.  Go ahead - e-mail your representative!  For added punch, cite the article in The American Prospect.  

New York City, New York -  Charles Rangel (D) - NY14
Seattle, Washington - Jim McDermott (D) - WA7
Asheville, North Carolina - Heath Shuler (D) - NC11
Springfield, Missouri - Billy Long (R) - MO7
Greenville, Ohio - John Boehner (R) - OH8
Albany, New York - Paul Tonko (D) - NY21
Derby, Connecticut - Rosa DeLauro (D) CT3
St. Albans, Vermont - Peter Welch (D) - VT(AL)
Menifee, California - Darrell Issa (R) - CA49

The preceding are some of the most recent samples from the Internet.  To find where your representative is from, check out www.house.gov.  If you live in a very densely location, or you live close to a border, you may need more than just a ZIP code.

The New Values Voters: Gay and Transgender Issues - Jack Jenkins -http://www.americanprogress.org

Queens woman trapped in man’s body wins battle with insurance company that balked at paying for her sex change operation - http://www.nydailynews.com